The definition of alleles are pairs or series of genes on a chromosome that determine the hereditary characteristics.
An example of an allele is the gene that determines hair color.
either of a pair of genes located at the same position on both members of a pair of chromosomes and conveying characters that are inherited in accordance with Mendelian law
Origin of alleleGerman allel from Classical Greek all?l?n, of one another
Any of the alternative forms of a gene or other homologous DNA sequence. Also called allelomorph .
Origin of alleleGerman Allel short for Allelomorph allelomorph from English allelomorph