position effect

position effect

noun Genetics.
the alteration in the expression of a gene or genetic region due to its relocation within the genome as a result of inversion or translocation.

Origin:
1925–30

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position effect
 
n
the effect on the phenotype of interacting genes when their relative positions on the chromosome are altered, as by inversion

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position effect n.
Variation in the expression of a gene that results from changes in the gene's position along a chromosome.

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