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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Homolog
Definition
  1. One of a pair of chromosomes that segregate from one another during the first meiotic division.
  2. A gene related to a second gene by descent from a common ancestral DNA sequence. The term, homolog, may apply to the relationship between genes separated by the event of speciation (see ortholog) or to the relationship betwen genes separated by the event of genetic duplication (see paralog).
  3. A morphological structure in one species related to that in a second species by descent from a common ancestral structure.

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last database update
09/09/2014
MGI 5.19
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