Wildtype

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The concept of Wildtype can refer to a gene, phenotype or genotype, and is the  most typical form of a species in nature/ a natural breeding population- i.e it is unmodified and so not a mutant.  
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The concept of wildtype can refer to a [[gene|gene]], [[phenotype|phenotype]] or [[genotype|genotype]], and is the most typical form of a species in nature/ a natural breeding population- i.e it is unmodified and so not a [[mutant|mutant]].  
  
An Allele that is deemed Wildtype is the one which shows the highest gene frequency and its characteristics are assumed to be non harmful to the organism.
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An [[allele|allele]] that is deemed wildtype is the one which shows the highest [[gene frequency|gene frequency]] and its characteristics are assumed to be non-harmful to the [[organism|organism]].  
  
The wiltype allele is indicated by a  superscript +. Wildtypes are very useful in reasearh, as specific mutations can be introduced and there effects can be compared to naturally occuring genotypes and phenotypes.  
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The wildtype allele is indicated by a superscript +. Wildtypes are very useful in research, as specific mutations can be introduced and their effects can be compared to naturally occurring genotypes and phenotypes.
 
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Latest revision as of 20:47, 6 December 2018

The concept of wildtype can refer to a gene, phenotype or genotype, and is the most typical form of a species in nature/ a natural breeding population- i.e it is unmodified and so not a mutant.

An allele that is deemed wildtype is the one which shows the highest gene frequency and its characteristics are assumed to be non-harmful to the organism.

The wildtype allele is indicated by a superscript +. Wildtypes are very useful in research, as specific mutations can be introduced and their effects can be compared to naturally occurring genotypes and phenotypes.

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