Genome meaning

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The total genetic information present in a somatic cell and unique to any specific organism.
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One complete haploid set of chromosomes of an organism.
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Genome is defined as all of a somatic cell's genetic information, or a set of haploid chromosomes.

An example of a genome is what determines the physical characteristics of a person.

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An organism's genetic material.
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The total amount of genetic information in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences. The genome of eukaryotes is made up of a single, haploid set of chromosomes that is contained in the nucleus of every cell and exists in two copies in all cells except reproductive and red blood cells. The human genome is made up of about 20,000 to 25,000 genes.
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The total genetic content contained in a haploid set of chromosomes in eukaryotes, in a single chromosome in bacteria or archaea, or in the DNA or RNA of viruses.
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The total genetic content contained in a haploid set of chromosomes in eukaryotes, in a single chromosome in bacteria or archaea, or in the DNA or RNA of viruses.
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An organism's genetic material.
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(genetics) The complete genetic information (either DNA or, in some viruses, RNA) of an organism, typically expressed in number of basepairs.
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Origin of genome

  • gen(e) –ome

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Genom; gene +‎ -ome

    From Wiktionary