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Aplysia

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Psychology.

The genus of gastropods which includes the sea hares: large, sluglike, marine molluscs with rudimentary, internal shells. Aplysia californica has been much used in the study of the...

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audiogenic seizure

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Genetics and Genomics.

A convulsion brought about by prolonged exposure to high-frequency sounds, especially in rats, mice, hamsters, and rabbits. See also infrasound, ultrasound. [From Latin audio I hear, from a...

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behavior genetics

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A branch of genetics that concerns the inheritance of forms of behavior such as courtship displays, nest building, etc., in lower animals and intelligence and personality traits in humans....

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coefficient of consanguinity

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Psychology.

The probability, symbolized by F ij or f ij , that a pair of alleles belonging to different individuals are...

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coefficient of kinship

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Genetics and Genomics.

Another name for the coefficient of consanguinity.

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coefficient of relationship

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Genetics and Genomics.

The proportion of alleles in any two individuals that are replicas inherited from a common ancestor.

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dihybrid

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A cross between parents differing in two pairs of genes or two independently heritable characters. Also called a dihybrid cross. Compare hybrid (1). [From Greek dis twice + English hybrid]

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DNA hybridization

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A technique for selectively binding specific segments of single-stranded DNA or RNA by base pairing to complementary sequences on ssDNA molecules that are trapped on a nitrocellulose filter...

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gargoylism

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A term covering two genetically distinct hereditary diseases of connective tissue in humans, Hunter syndrome (q.v.) and Hurler syndrome (q.v.).

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hologynic

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Genetics and Genomics.

Appearing only in females. Said of a trait passed from a P1 female to all daughters occurring, for example, in the case of a gene linked to the W chromosome (q.v.). See holandric,...

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