transcriptome The full complement of RNA transcripts of the genes of a cell or organism. The types and relative abundance of different transcripts, i.e. the messenger RNAs (mRNAs), can be obtained by analysing cell contents using complementary DNA probes, particularly in the form of DNA microarrays. Such an analysis provides a ‘snapshot’ of the expression pattern of the cell's genes. See transcriptomics.
More From encyclopedia.com
Genetic Control Of Development , The transformation of a single-celled zygote (product of the union between egg and sperm) to a multicellular embryo and then to an adult organism is… Chromosome Mutation , Chromosome rearrangements Definition A chromosome rearrangement is a structural change in a chromosome such as a deletion, translocation, inversion,… Apoptosis , Genetics: Tumor Suppression Long-lived organisms have had to evolve mechanisms to suppress the development of cancer. These mechanisms are termed tum… Rna Interference , RNA interference is a process in which translation of some of a cell's messenger RNA (mRNA) sequences is prevented, because of the presence of (and c… Cell Hybridization , Skip to main content Cell hybridization cell fusion (somatic cell hybridization) The technique of combining two cells from different tissues or speci… Artificial Chromosome , Chromosomes, Artificial Artificial chromosomes are laboratory constructs that contain DNA sequences and that perform the critical functions of natura…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like