gene

(jeen)

The functional and physical unit of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.

The basic unit of heredity that occupies a specific location on a chromosome. Each consists of nucleotides arranged in a linear manner. Most genes code for a specific protein or segment of protein leading to a particular characteristic or function.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "gene"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "gen"

Unidad funcional y física de la herencia que pasa de padres a hijos. Los genes son segmentos de ADN; la mayoría de los genes contienen información para elaborar una proteína específica.

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