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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Gene.
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  • Allele [r]: A specific sequence of a gene, and one of a pair in a diploid cell (one per chromosome). [e]
  • Transposon [r]: Blocks of conserved DNA that can occasionally move to different positions within the chromosomes of a cell. [e]
  • Transposons as a genetic tool [r]: Semi-parasitic DNA sequences which can replicate and spread through the host's genome. [e]
  • Gene duplication [r]: The incorporation of the same gene into different parts of the genome of an organism. [e]
  • Gene flow [r]: The movement of genetic alleles from one population to another. If there is a low gene flow between two populations they may become distinct species. [e]
  • Genetic engineering [r]: The process of manipulating genes, usually outside the organism's normal reproductive process. [e]
  • Genotype [r]: Genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms, based on a combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait. [e]
  • Transgenic plant [r]: Plants that have been genetically modified by inserting genes directly into a single plant cell, from a different species. [e]

Other related topics

  • Endosymbiotic theory [r]: Theory on the origins of mitochondria and plastids (e.g. chloroplasts), which are organelles of eukaryotic cells. [e]
  • Epigenetics [r]: Modifications in a gene's activity, expression, and/or regulation that do not involve changes to the DNA sequence. It is possible for such differences to be inherited from one generation to the next. [e]
  • Evolution [r]: A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically. [e]
  • Hemochromatosis [r]: Hereditary disorder affecting iron metabolism in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in the body tissues, characterized by diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze pigmentation of the skin. [e]
  • Heterosis [r]: An observable phenomenon in which hybrid plants or animals may exhibit greater yields, health or faster rate of growth than their inbred parents. [e]
  • Model organism [r]: Species often used in research as models for the study of biological processes. [e]
  • Molecular structure of Nucleic Acids [r]: Article published by James D. Watson and Francis Crick in the scientific journal Nature in 1953, which first described the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. [e]
  • Mutation [r]: Changes to the DNA sequence that cause new genetic variation. [e]
  • Prokaryote phylogeny and evolution [r]: History of the origins of prokaryotes and the evolutionary processes that have affected bacteria. [e]
  • Protein [r]: A polymer of amino acids; basic building block of living systems. [e]
  • Virus (biology) [r]: A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects. [e]