Origin of alleleGerman allel from Classical Greek all?l?n, of one another
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
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
- In the 1990s, researchers discovered specific information about the genetics of narcolepsy in the form of the HLA-DR2 allele.