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supergene 1

Line breaks: super|gene
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpədʒiːn/

adjective

Geology
Relating to or denoting the deposition or enrichment of mineral deposits by solutions moving downward through the rocks: supergene enrichment of copper deposits
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  • In some instances sparse mineralization that is uneconomical to mine can be concentrated by supergene processes into mineable ore; supergene deposits are commonly underlain by such primary mineralization.
  • This process, called supergene enrichment, can concentrate silver into exceedingly rich deposits at depth.
  • They reported that secondary, supergene silver is found in the vein to a depth of 1,800 feet.

Origin

Early 20th century: from super- + Greek genēs '-born, of a certain kind'.

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There are 2 main definitions of supergene in English:

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supergene 2 Line breaks: super|gene
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpədʒiːn/

noun

Genetics
A group of closely linked genes, typically having related functions.
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  • These regulatory networks can be further explored by mapping the individual mRNAs composing the supergenes and by investigating the functions of these individual genes.
  • He gave us the first quantitative theories of sexual selection, mimicry, polymorphism, evolution of recombination rates, and supergenes.
  • ICAM - 1 is a member of the immunoglobulin supergene family that is widely distributed among hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells.

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