Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gene Amplification

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1043

The production of multiple copies of genes in order to increase the rate of expression of a gene. Numerous genes are amplified in the developing oocyte of the mothers ovaries, providing for rapid translation of the genetic message into proteins for rapid embryonic development.

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