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Allele

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

An allele or allelomorph is one of the variant forms of a gene at a particular locus, or location, on a chromosome. Different alleles produce variations in the phenotype of inherited characteristics such as hair color or blood type. Ultimately, ...

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