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Locus name

Definition(s)

An informally assigned abbreviation used in the process of mapping to designate a putative gene prior to gene identification; once the gene is identified. The locus name is generally replaced by a formally assigned gene symbol (which often differs from the locus name).

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014