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(genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character

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In total, 10 runs were performed using null allele frequency which was estimated by Cervus software.
Null alleles were detected at three loci (AV13, MSMM2, and MSMM6), but because they were not consistently detected across all subspecies (Appendix II) we used all loci in subsequent analyses.
2002), the authors reported the presence of a 74/78 male and a 78/78 male being present at other matings with a null allele being called (in Table 3 of Bonizzoni et al.
Comparing these data and our results using a population of 60 Mexicans with chronic periodontitis, an increase in the frequency of the GSTM1 null allele to 55% is observed and our data indicate that the GSTT1 null allele is present at a frequency of 65%.
All apparently homozygous undisputed mothers who had a different STR phenotype to their apparently homozygous children were counted as probable null allele carriers.
Allelic frequencies of esterase loci determined for populations and clones of Schizaphis graminum Region Null Allele Allele 1 Allele 2 Allele 3 A 0 0.
1992), showed estimates of null allele frequencies that were four and six times as large, respectively, as those observed for the other 22 loci.
When Shriver, who considers himself to be white, analyzed his own DNA, he found that it contained the Duffy null allele, found only in descendants of sub-Saharan Africans.
Animals homozygous for a null allele of collagen IV lack this molecule in the basement membrane of muscle cells.
In colony 6 we suspected a null allele at locus Pbe80AAC for the queen's genotype, which would explain why some of her female offspring appeared homozygous for the paternal allele and why some males had no amplification product.