gene pool

gene pool
noun
: the collection of genes in an interbreeding population that includes each gene at a certain frequency in relation to its alleles : the genetic information of a population of interbreeding organisms

the human gene pool

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the total genetic information in the gametes of all the individuals in a population.
[1945-50]

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gene pool noun
The stock of genes found in an interbreeding population
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Main Entry:gene

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gene pool UK US noun [countable] [singular gene pool plural gene pools] biology
the total of all the genes within a species (=a group of animals or plants)
Thesaurus: genes and geneticshyponym

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gene pool,
all of the genes contained in the genetic makeup of a species: »

... genetic stocks, or gene pools, have been carefully studied (New Scientist).

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n. the stock of different genes in an interbreeding population

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noun, pl ⋯ pools [count]
biology : all of the genes in a particular group of people or animals

the gene pool of a species

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ˈgene pool [gene pool] noun (biology)
all of the ↑genes that are available within breeding populations of a particular ↑species of animal or plant

The genetic variation of some plants from their parents results in expansion of the gene pool for a particular species.


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  • gene pool — gene pool. См. генный пул. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • gene pool — n all of the genes available to a particular ↑species …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gene pool — gene ,pool noun count the total of all the genes within a SPECIES (=a group of animals or plants) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • gene pool — gene′ pool n. gen the total genetic information in the gametes of all the individuals in a population • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • gene pool — ► NOUN ▪ the stock of different genes in an interbreeding population …   English terms dictionary

  • gene pool — n. the total of all the genes of a species …   English World dictionary

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