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Allele vs. Trait

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Allelenoun

(genetics) One of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position, or locus, on a chromosome.

Traitnoun

an identifying characteristic, habit or trend

‘The number one personality trait I hate is hypocrisy. Why can't you be consistent!?’;

Allelenoun

one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that can have the same place on homologous chromosomes and are responsible for alternative traits.

Traitnoun

(object-oriented) An uninstantiable collection of methods that provides functionality to a class by using the class’s own interface.

‘Traits are somewhat between an interface and a mixin, as an interface contains only method signatures, while a trait includes also the full method definitions. On the other hand, mixins include method definitions, but they can also carry state through attributes, while traits usually don't.’;

Allelenoun

either of a pair of Mendelian characters that may occur in an organism as a consequence of variation at one gene locus.

Traitnoun

A stroke; a touch.

‘By this single trait Homer makes an essential difference between the Iliad and Odyssey.’;

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Allelenoun

one of two alternate forms of a gene that can have the same locus on homologous chromosomes and are responsible for alternative traits;

‘some alleles are dominant over others’;

Traitnoun

A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.

Allele

An allele (UK: , ; US: ; modern formation from Greek ἄλλος állos, ) is one of two, or more, forms of a given gene variant. For example, the ABO blood grouping is controlled by the ABO gene, which has six common alleles.

‘other’;

Traitnoun

a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

Traitnoun

a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person

‘the traditionally British trait of self-denigration’;

Traitnoun

a genetically determined characteristic

‘breeders were installing some trait that allowed the crop to thrive’;

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