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reporter gene


reporter gene

noun re·port·er gene \ri-ˈpōrt-ər-, -ˈprt-\

Definition of REPORTER GENE

:  a gene often of prokaryotic origin that produces a product easily detected in eukaryotic cells and that is used as a marker to determine the activity of another gene with which its DNA has been closely linked or combined—called also reporter
March 02, 2015
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