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position effect


the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome


phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)


position effects

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references


Position effect

the effect on the expression of a gene when its location in a chromosome is changed, often by translocation. This has been well described in Drosophila with respect to eye color and is known as position effect variegation. The phenotype is well ... (42 of 252 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

position effect

the effect on the phenotype of interacting genes when their relative positions on the chromosome are altered, as by inversion (20 of 199 words)



position effect

a genetic effect in which the expression of a gene is influenced by its interaction with usually adjacent genes and which is modified when the spatial ... (26 of 48 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/position effect

Random House Dictionary:

position effect [genetics]

the alteration in the expression of a gene or genetic region due to its relocation within the genome as a result of inversion or translocation. (25 of 28 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

position effect

Variation in the expression of a gene resulting from changes in its location within a chromosome. (16 of 19 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)


Oxford Dictionary:


Syllabification: (up·shot) | [singular] | the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events (18 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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upshot [singular]

the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events (15 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

upshot | the upshot of something

"the upshot (of something)": the result of a process or an event (12 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

the upshot | upshot

something which happens as a result of other actions, events or decisions (12 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:


the conclusion; result; outcome (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)



upshot | upshots [plural] | bottom line [synonym, sense-specific] | digest [synonym, sense-specific] | the long and short [synonym, sense-specific] | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | consequence [synonym, sense-specific]

[United States] A concise summary. | The final result, or outcome of something. (12 of 13 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

position effect

a change in a gene's expression depending on its location on the chromosome in relation to other genes (18 of 27 words)

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