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gastrula
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stage of animal development characterized by the formation of the digestive cavity

gastrulation
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process in which the blastula folds over itself to form the three germ layers

gel electrophoresis
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technique used to separate molecules on the basis of size using electric charge

gemma
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(plural, gemmae) leaf fragment that spreads for asexual reproduction

gemmule
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structure produced by asexual reproduction in freshwater sponges where the morphology is inverted

gene expression
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processes that control the turning on or turning off of a gene

gene flow
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flow of alleles in and out of a population due to the individual or gamete migration

gene pool
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all the alleles that the individuals in the population carry

gene targeting
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method for altering the sequence of a specific gene by introducing the modified version on a vector

gene therapy
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technique used to cure inheritable diseases by replacing mutant genes with good genes

gene therapy
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treatment of genetic disease by adding genes, using viruses to carry the new genes inside the cell

gene transfer agent (GTA)
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bacteriophage-like particle that transfers random genomic segments from one species of prokaryote to another

genetic diagnosis
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diagnosis of the potential for disease development by analyzing disease-causing genes

genetic diversity
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variety of genes in a species or other taxonomic group or ecosystem, the term can refer to allelic diversity or genome-wide diversity

genetic diversity
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variety of genes in a species or other taxonomic group or ecosystem, the term can refer to allelic diversity or genome-wide diversity

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