Glossary beginning with G

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Physical and functional unit of heredity which carries information from one generation to the next. In molecular terms, it is the entire DNA sequence – including exons, introns, and noncoding transcription-control regions – necessary for production of a functional protein or RNA.
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The segment of DNA involved in producing a polypeptide chain. It includes regions preceding and following the coding region as well as intervening sequences (introns) between individual coding segments (exons). (Genes V, p.1242) Synonyms: genes
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Total genetic information carried by a cell or organism.
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An organism's genetic makeup. Organisms with the same genotype may look or behave differently due to environmental differences (phenotypes).
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The genetic constitution of an organism, consisting of all the genes (coding, regulating and non-coding) Genes V, p.1243
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A naturally occurring fluorescent protein synthesized by the jellyfish Aequora Victoria. (Principles of Genetics, Snustad and Simmons - 2000) Synonyms: GFP