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Definitions of gene

  1. a segment of DNA found on a chromosome that codes for a particular protein; a unit of heredity; " genes were formerly called factors"
  2. ( genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; " genes were formerly called factors"
  3. Specific sequences of nucleotides along a molecule of DNA ( or, in the case of some viruses, RNA) which represent the functional units of heredity. The majority of eukaryotic genes contain coding regions ( codons) that are interrupted by non- coding regions ( introns) and are therefore labeled split genes.
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Usage examples for gene

  1. It is because of all these people, the people who borrow and do not cherish, the people who skim, the people who indulge and cringe, and the people who do not indulge at all, that we have come to a corruption of literary taste, where the idea is abashed before the easy emotion, where religiosity expels religion, and the love passion turns to heroics or to maundering, that the success of the second- rate, of Mrs Barclay, of Miss Gene Stratton Porter, of Mr Hall Caine, has come about. – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  2. It's a long story, said the ragged man, while the younger members of the party looked on in astonishment, but I can tell you that Gene Mortlake has reached the end of his tether. – The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise by Margaret Burnham
  3. He sang Faust admirably, but dressed it in an atrocious fashion, looking like a cross between a Jewish rabbi and a Prussian gene d'arme. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  4. I know what she said, Gene, because I know what she thinks. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  5. Wilbur had been born without a gene of courage. – The Eye of Wilbur Mook by H. B. Hickey
  6. Keleher's second book, The Fabulous Frontier, Rydal, Santa Fe, 1945, illuminates connections between ranch lands and politicians; principally it sketches the careers of A. B. Fall, John Chisum, Pat Garrett, Oliver Lee, Jack Thorp, Gene Rhodes, and other New Mexico notables. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  7. And Jerry, being a woman, divined in an instant that it was to talk to her before anything happened that he had thrown that discus out of its way when she and Gene had thought themselves alone in the arbor before dinner. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  8. The lady's husband did not like children very well, and it always annoyed him whenever little Gene came near him. – A Hive of Busy Bees by Effie M. Williams
  9. You once said I had the manners of Madame Sans Gene, the washer- woman- a sickly joke, it was. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  10. My pal of yesterday, by Jimmy Long and Gene Autry. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1959 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  11. " All cells possess a gene known as the telomerase gene, which can restore the telomeres to their youthful length. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. I guess Gene can't leave his girl long enough. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  13. Is Gene Dibble here? – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  14. But if it doesn't, Gene? – The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle
  15. But we wonder if there isn't a possibility to use gene therapy. – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  16. Also he must fare forth, wrapped to the eyes, and help Gene drive back the cattle which drifted into the river bottom, lest they cross the river on the ice and range where they should not. – The Lure of the Dim Trails by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  17. He tossed the letter over to Gene, who caught it just as it was about to be swept into the flame with the draught in Thurston, in the days which he spent one of the half- dozen Lazy Eight line- camps with Gene, down by the river, had been writing of the West- writing in fear and trembling, for now he knew how great was his subject and his ignorance of it. – The Lure of the Dim Trails by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  18. " Gene is coming out to see me soon. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  19. The operatic story is all fiction, more so, indeed, than that of " Madame Sans- Gene." – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
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