reporter gene

noun
re·​port·​er gene | \ ri-ˈpōrt-ər-, -ˈpȯrt- How to pronounce reporter gene (audio) \

Medical 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

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