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Introduction: Genes

Description of Genes

Genes: Specific sequences of nucleotides along a molecule of DNA (or, in the case of some viruses, RNA) which represent functional units of HEREDITY. Most eukaryotic genes contain a set of coding regions (EXONS) that are spliced together in the transcript, after removal of intervening sequence (INTRONS) and are therefore labeled split genes.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Genes as an Organ

Genes (organ): Another name for Gene.

Genes (organ): Small sequence of DNA determining certain characteristics...more »

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Hierarchical classifications of Genes

The following list attempts to classify Genes into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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