gene family

gene family
A group of closely related genes that make similar gene products.

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  • Gene family — A gene family is a set of several similar genes, formed by duplication of a single original gene, and generally with similar biochemical functions. One such family are the genes for human haemoglobin subunits; the ten genes are in two clusters on …   Wikipedia

  • Gene family — A group of genes related in structure and often in function. The genes belonging to a gene family are descended from an ancestral gene. For example, the hemoglobin genes of critical importance to red blood cells belong to one gene family created… …   Medical dictionary

  • gene family — (= multigene family) A set of genes coding for diverse proteins which, by virtue of their high degree of sequence similarity, are believed to have evolved from a single ancestral gene. An example is the immunoglobulin family where the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Low density lipoprotein receptor gene family — The low density lipoprotein receptor gene family code for a class of structurally closely related cell surface receptors that fulfill diverse biological functions in different organs, tissues, and cell types.cite journal | author = Nykjaer A,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gene nomenclature — is the scientific naming of genes, the units of heredity in living organisms. An international committee published recommendations for genetic symbols and nomenclature in 1957. [Report of the International Committee on Genetic Symbols and… …   Wikipedia

  • Gene — For a non technical introduction to the topic, see Introduction to genetics. For other uses, see Gene (disambiguation). This stylistic diagram shows a gene in relation to the double helix structure of DNA and to a chromosome (right). The… …   Wikipedia

  • Family, gene — A group of genes related in structure and often in function. The genes belonging to a gene family are descended from an ancestral gene. For example, the hemoglobin genes of critical importance to red blood cells belong to one gene family created… …   Medical dictionary

  • Family (biology) — In biological classification, family (Latin: familia , plural familiae ) is a taxonomic rank. Exact details of formal nomenclature depend on the Nomenclature Code which applies.: Example : Walnuts and Hickories belong to the Walnut family is a… …   Wikipedia

  • gene duplication — A class of DNA rearrangement that generates a supernumerary copy of a gene in the genome. This would allow each gene to evolve independently to produce distinct functions. Such a set of evolutionarily related genes can be called a gene family …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Gene Vincent — Surnom Gégène (en France) Nom Vincent Eugene Craddock Naissance 11 février 1935 Norfolk, en Virginie …   Wikipédia en Français

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