Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Marker (Genetic)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1728

A trait that can be observed to occur (or not) in an organism. Marker genes include genes conferring resistance to antibiotics, expression of green fluorescent protein, eye color, etc.

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