reporter gene


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

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“Reporter gene.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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