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MGI Glossary

This glossary provides definitions for some terms found in our help documentation and other terms that are useful in understanding mouse genetics and bioinformatics. Terms are defined in a general sense as they apply to eukaryotic genetics, particularly mouse genetics; some terms are also defined as they are specifically used in MGI (e.g., gene). This list will grow as time goes on. If there is a term you think should be included in this list, please contact MGI User Support. There are a number of useful online glossaries in addition to this one:

If you find an online glossary that you think should be included here, please contact MGI User Support.

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