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Descriptor in English: Genes
Descriptor in Spanish: Genes
Descriptor in Portuguese: Genes
Descriptor in French: Gènes
Entry term(s): Cistron
Cistrons
Gene
Genetic Material
Genetic Materials
Material, Genetic
Materials, Genetic
Tree number(s): G05.360.340.024.340
Scope note: A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; restorer genes: index GENES, SUPPRESSOR and probably PLANT INFERTILITY; repressor genes = GENES, REGULATOR but also consider REPRESSOR PROTEINS; lac gene = LAC OPERON but consider also LAC FACTORS or LAC REPRESSORS (see note on REPRESSOR PROTEINS); split genes = EXONS or INTRONS
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 1965; (1963); for CISTRON use GENES, STRUCTURAL 1980-2005
See also the descriptors: Base Sequence MeSH
Genome MeSH
Genomic Library MeSH
DeCS UI: 5937
Descriptor UI: D005796
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Genes - Preferred
Concept UI M0009078
Scope note A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.
Preferred term Genes
Entry term(s) Gene
Cistron - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0009113
Preferred term Cistron
Entry term(s) Cistrons
Genetic Materials - Narrower
Concept UI M0009080
Preferred term Genetic Materials
Entry term(s) Genetic Material
Material, Genetic
Materials, Genetic



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