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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ There might also be mistaken matches with the many duplicated regions of the human genome.
▪ In the late 1980s, the United States embarked on a major undertaking: the human genome project.
▪ The human genome bears witness to this process, too.
▪ The human genome project opens up the possibility of eliminating certain inherited, genetic diseases.
▪ The publication of the research may puzzle those who thought that the race to the human genome was over last June.
▪ Once the entire human genome has been mapped and sequenced it will become amenable to manipulation.
▪ Billions of dollars will have been poured into the human genome project.
▪ This drosophila strain is an interesting model to study the consequence of this type of mitochondrial genome deletion.
▪ These concentrations were compared with levels measured in mitochondria of the wild-type strain, bearing 100% intact mitochondrial genomes.
▪ Hence, there was an increase in the number of mitochondrial genomes per nuclear genome in the mutant strain.
▪ Wild type and deleted mitochondrial genome maps.
▪ The mouse genome is extremely similar to ours, differing by as few as 200 to 300 genes.
▪ At the two-cell stage the mouse genome is clearly active.
▪ Billions of dollars will have been poured into the human genome project.
▪ For the last 20 years researchers have been able to calculate genome sizes and mutation rates.
▪ Hubbard agrees that it ought to be possible to overlay the mouse on the human genome.
▪ On other occasions, the genome seems to rearrange itself for its own ends.
▪ Phenomena such as exon shuffling imply that genomes are constantly being rearranged, and are not mere static repositories of information.
▪ The first step in genome expression, i.e. transcription, was studied in order to test these hypotheses.
▪ This drosophila strain is an interesting model to study the consequence of this type of mitochondrial genome deletion.
▪ This sequence of events may represent a model for the dispersal of gene family members throughout the genome.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"sum total of genes in a set," 1930, modeled on German genom, coined 1920 by German botanist Hans Winkler, from gen "gene" + (chromos)om "chromosome."


n. (context genetics English) The complete genetic information (either DNA or, in some viruses, RNA) of an organism.


n. the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism; "the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs"


In modern molecular biology and genetics, a genome is the genetic material of an organism. It consists of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). The genome includes both the genes, (the coding regions), the noncoding DNA and the genomes of the mitochondria and chloroplasts.

Genome (book)

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters is a 1999 popular science book by Matt Ridley, published by Fourth Estate.

Genome (disambiguation)

Genome is the totality of genetic material carried by an organism.

Genome may also refer to:

  • Human genome
  • Bovine genome
  • Mitochondrial genome
  • Genome (book), 1999 nonfiction book by Matt Ridley
  • Genome (novel), science fiction novel by Sergey Lukyanenko
  • Genome (journal), a scientific journal
  • G-Nome, a PC game developed by 7th Level
  • Genome, a superior humanoid race in Square's console role-playing game Final Fantasy IX
  • Chromosome (genetic algorithm), the parameter set of a proposed solution to a problem posed to a genetic algorithm
  • Lord Genome, a character from the anime series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Genome (novel)

Genome (, Genom) is a science fiction/ detective novel by the popular Russian sci-fi writer Sergei Lukyanenko. The novel began a series also called Genome, consisting of Dances on the Snow (a prequel, although written later) and Cripples (a sequel). The novel explores the problems of the widespread use of human genetic engineering, which alters not only human physiology but also psychology.

Genome (journal)

Genome, formerly known as the Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology (1959–1986), is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that published since 1959 by NRC Research Press. Genome prints articles in the fields of genetics and genomics, including cytogenetics, molecular and evolutionary genetics, population genetics, and developmental genetics. Genome is affiliated with the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, and is co-edited by Graham Scoles of the University of Saskatchewan and Melania E. Cristescu of McGill University.

Usage examples of "genome".

In a gratifyingly short time she demonstrated how allomorphism might be banished from the Haluk genome.

Here in the low-gravity environment of Triton, and with antiaging mechanisms wired centuries earlier into the human genome, life expectancy was around two centuries.

Tony May is analyzing the genomes of archaebacterial species that inhabit the hot, anaerobic waters of hydrothermal vents and deep rocks, looking for highly conserved genes that may have belonged to the universal ancestor of all life on Earth.

The commercial biotech firms had been springing up ever since the Human Genome Project started mapping the broad outline of human genes.

After all, we share much of our genome with eubacteria, even though the evolutionary divergence between the eubacteria and archaebacteria occurred very soon after the origin of life on Earth.

There are three different sets of self-duplicating nuclei, with the DNA in each set serving different purposes: a large macronucleus, governing the events in regeneration after injury, a set of eight or more micronuclei containing the parts of the genome needed for reproduction, and great numbers of tiny nuclei from which the cilia arise.

Wizards have actually had the human genome mostly mapped for some time now, while Muggles are only just now catching up.

Most contained incomplete or noncomplementary copies of the genomes and were unable to function, or contained so many copies than transcription was halting and imperfect.

Human Genome Sciences to help them analyze some genetic material they had isolated from the osteoclast cells of people with bone tumors.

After isolating the immortalizing traits from teratoma sources, I proposed that viral, retroviral, and even prion vectors might be engineered to transfer the selected traits into the human genome.

The centrioles and basal bodies are believed in some quarters to be semiautonomous organisms with their own separate genomes.

People had tried interpreting the data beyond the pixel array as a Swiftian genome, but Yatima doubted that even the quirkiest old SETI software would have attempted anything as absurd as a reading based on the DNA code.

He had posed a challenging problem, in the central area where my own ego lies: How does one make an efficient device for telomere inspection, without genome scanners or anything else involving microchip technology?

Through advances in technology, the cost and speed of reading our genomes has dropped one thousand-fold in 15 years and will likely keep going, so this is a hurdle we can overcome.

Engineering of adult cell genomes may one day become as routine as ways that we currently alter our bodies with cosmetics, drugs, vehicles, and education.