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gene pool

noun
1.
the total genetic information in the gametes of all the individuals in a population.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples for gene pool
  • If the cyst is never eaten, then its genetic material falls out of the gene pool.
  • The result is a tiny gene pool that is saturated with bad traits.
  • But again, it seems more likely they'll remove themselves from the gene pool by making cell phone calls while driving.
  • But his weak health was symptomatic of the shrunken gene pool of the captive-bred tigers.
  • Apparently, your genes also have a vote, as does your gene pool.
  • We can find gene pool contamination even of the wild related species of plants.
  • And in addition there will be a homogenization of the gene pool, a blending of races.
  • Saving the seeds of open-pollination plants is the only guarantee of conserving a gene pool.
  • He and his co-authors suggest that tools, culture and a diverse gene pool helped our early ancestors be fruitful and multiply.
  • In the long run, this practice will destroy the gene pool.
British Dictionary definitions for gene pool

gene pool

noun
1.
the sum of all the genes in an interbreeding population
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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gene pool in Medicine

gene pool n.
The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.

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gene pool in Science
gene pool  
The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
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gene pool in Culture

gene pool definition


The total number of genes available in a given species.

Note: Loosely speaking, the gene pool represents the total breeding stock available to the species.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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