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Gene library

Synonym(s)

  • genetic library

Definition(s)

Any well-defined collection of genetic material used to identify unknown nucleic acids; classically, a collection of expressed cDNA clones representing the genome of a particular organism, used to identify newly purified genes or mRNAs by hybridization.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A collection of cloned DNA fragments that are maintained in a suitable cellular environment and that represent the genetic material of a particular organism or tissue <inserting segments from a library of human DNA into yeast cells -- Science News>.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014