HyperDic: snp

English > 1 sense of the word SNP:
NOUNphenomenonSNP, single nucleotide polymorphism(genetics) genetic variation in a DNA sequence that occurs when a single nucleotide in a genome is altered
English > SNP: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(genetics) genetic variation in a DNA sequence that occurs when a single nucleotide in a genome is altered; SNPs are usually considered to be point mutations that have been evolutionarily successful enough to recur in a significant proportion of the population of a species.
Synonymsingle nucleotide polymorphism
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Broaderpolymorphism(genetics) the genetic variation within a population that natural selection can operate on

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