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Glossary Term Assay
Definition In general, the qualitative or quantitative analysis of a substance. In MGI, an assay is a type of experiment that is designed to detect the level of gene expression of a particular gene, or to determine the pattern of expression of a gene among different tissue types, anatomical structures, or developmental stages. The assay may detect one or more of the RNA transcripts of a gene or one or more of its protein products. Assay types in MGI include:

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last database update
11/18/2014
MGI 5.20
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