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What is the exact definition of a "gene"?

I found a dedicated paper about the definition of what is a gene. Their short definition is: “a gene is a discrete genomic region whose transcription is regulated by one or more promoters and distal ...
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What is the exact definition of a "gene"?

Folks were identifying genes for 75 years before we understood the role of DNA in heredity. Originally genes were defined as the unit of heredity from back when Mendel posited that the mechanism of ...
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When did the term "non-avian dinosaur" come in common use?

Here is what Google Ngrams has: This suggests that the mid-70's are the first recorded instance, but it wasn't until the 90's that it began to gain use. What defines "common use" is up to ...
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Do we need to underline the name of a gene while handwriting?

Handwriting and notes How you handwrite is totally up to you. No important information in research science is disseminated widely with the use of handwriting anymore; whatever the conventions were, ...
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Why is tautonymy forbidden in botany?

Short of someone from either one of those committees being on here and seeing the question the answer is "Because we said so". The respective committees are the authorities on the subject ...
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What is the exact definition of the term 'trait'?

I think the confusion stems from the word "trait" being used differently on the website you link, from how we use it in genetics. From the website: A trait is something unique about you, ...
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Is the "endo-" prefix in "endotherm" inconsistent/opposite to its use in "endothermic reaction"?

The prefix "endo" comes from the Greek "endon" meaning "inner". "Therm" comes likewise from the Greek "therme" meaning heat. Thus Endo = inner, Therm =...
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What is the exact definition of a "gene"?

There are other good answers already, so I'll give an overview of the ways genes are used. Biology paper gene: string of DNA that encodes for a some unit, often a protein, with some function High ...
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Reading genotype aloud

For Cx3cr1 +/GFP +/+: "Cx3cr1 heterozygous with GFP expression" is the most accurate. "Hetero GFP expression" works if it's clear you're referring to Cx3cr1. Cnr1 flox/flox +/- +/...
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What is the proper anatomical name of the "band of Richer" that wraps around the quadriceps femoris?

Suprapatellar tract (Kollmann). Yes, it does exist, but it isn't a ligament, as some illustrations in art anatomy books are trying to indicate. The name Richer's band, is a term that emerged in art ...
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