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#1 lyok



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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:34 AM

I have a problem with this terminology.

What does imprinted gene mean?

I always assumed it ment that the imprinted gene is the inactive one: for example => imprinted male gene, means that the male allel is not active.
However I also found a paper that seems to say that the imprinted gene is the active one => imprinted male, means male allel is active.

Is it possible both are used?

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