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paramutation


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A phenomenon discovered in corn where one allele influences the expression of another allele at the same locus when the two are combined in a heterozygote. The first allele is referred to as “paramutagenic,” the second as “paramutable.” The paramutable allele behaves like an unstable hypomorph when the paramutagenic allele is present.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.


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