gene flow

noun

Definition of gene flow 

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

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Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Biologists study these population structures to understand how genes flow. John Rennie, WIRED, "This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving," 1 July 2018 Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018 Scientists characterized the clusters with five attributes, such as those with the greatest genetic diversity, or with improving gene flow across the network. Keith Ridler, idahostatesman, "Breeding ground 'hubs' help keep sage grouse healthy. In Idaho, 1 sits near CJ Strike," 6 June 2018

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gene flow

noun

Medical Definition of gene flow 

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

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