artificial gene

artificial gene
Genetics.
a duplicate gene synthesized in the laboratory by combining nucleotides in a sequence characteristic of the copied gene.
[1970-75]

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artificial gene,
nucleic acids, sometimes in combination with other substances, that are joined under laboratory conditions to form nucleotides which will perform some genetic function in a living cell: »

The researchers worked nine years to complete their artificial gene, and many biologists hailed the feat as proof that DNA molecules are indeed the basis of life (Earl A. Evans, Jr.).


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