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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Similarity
Definition
  1. In comparison of nucleic acid sequences, the extent to which two nucleic acid sequences have identical bases at equivalent positions, usually expressed as a percentage.
  2. In comparison of protein sequences, the extent to which the amino acid sequences of two proteins have identical or functionally similar amino acids at equivalent positions, usually expressed as a percentage.

See also Identity.

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last database update
09/09/2014
MGI 5.19
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