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Genetic markers

Definition (

A genetic marker is a gene or DNA sequence with a known location on a chromosome that can be used to identify individuals or species. It can be described as a variation (which may arise due to mutation or alteration in the genomic loci) that can be observed. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
DNA sequence
N/AGenetic engineering

This term is used for the following terms: 
Biochemical markers
Biological markers (molecular)
Molecular markers

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