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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Wild Type
Definition
  1. The phenotype with respect to a given inherited characteristic that is considered to be the "normal" type commonly found in natural populations.
  2. The allele of a particular gene that confers the phenotype considered to be the "normal" type commonly found in natural populations. N.B.: Because some DNA sequence polymorphisms do not produce different phenotypes, there can be multiple "wild-type" alleles of a gene.

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last database update
12/16/2014
MGI 5.20
The Jackson Laboratory