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variable > genetic polymorphism

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genetic polymorphism  


  • [Henderson's] the stable, long­term existence of multiple alleles of a gene in the population. Technically a gene is said to be polymorphic if the most com­mon homozygote occurs at a frequency of less than 90% in the population.

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  • DNA polymorphism
  • gene polymorphism

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