gene flow


gene flow

noun

Definition of GENE FLOW

:  the passage and establishment of genes typical of one breeding population into the gene pool of another

First Known Use of GENE FLOW

1947

gene flow

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GENE FLOW

: the passage and establishment of genes typical of one breeding population into the gene pool of another

gene flow

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Introduction of genetic material (by interbreeding) from one population of a species to another, thereby changing the composition of the gene pool of the receiving population. The introduction of new characteristics through gene flow increases variability within the population and makes possible new combinations of traits. In humans, gene flow usually comes about through human migration.

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