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reporter gene

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

Medical Definition of reporter gene

  1. :  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


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