Part of a chromosome found inside the cells of living organisms. Different genes control different characteristics, e.g. there are genes controlling eye colour and hair colour.


A mutation that causes a mutant gene to revert back to its wild-type genotype.

See also: Cell, Cistron, Clone, Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Diploid, Genome, Genotype, Regulatory Sequence, Reulatory Gene, Silent Mutation, Transposition, Transposon.

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Subjects: Biology