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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Marker
Definition
  1. Any biological feature that can be positioned with respect to other features on a chromosome, by genetic, physical or other mapping methods. For example, a gene, anonymous DNA segment, mutation, or phenotype.
  2. A feature that distinguishes a particular biological state. For example, an expression profile of natural or engineered genes, or a characteristic morphology.
  3. In MGI, a Marker is an object for which unique official nomenclature must be assigned. Markers in MGI can be of type:

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last database update
01/20/2015
MGI 5.21
The Jackson Laboratory