What is a gene?

Larry Marshall lmarshal at pnfi.forestry.ca
Fri Feb 11 10:03:43 EST 1994


In <2jeiua$913 at news.mic.ucla.edu> Ron Kagan <rkagan at ewald.mbi.ucla.edu> writes:

>How about: 

>	  A gene is a segment of DNA/RNA that, when
>transcribed/reverse-transcribed, 
>		leads to a biologically functional product.

What about a genic location holding an allelic sequence that
produces a protein that is non-functional.  Not a gene anymore?


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