- Current: Sep 24, 2020
An allele refers to one of the alternative forms of a gene.
Typical diploid cells have two same loci on homologous chromosomes. Two allels , one from each parent, occupy the loci.
Definitions in the literature
- One of two or more alternative forms of a gene .
- One of the alternative forms of a gene or any other particular site (locus) on a chromosome. In a diploid cell there are usually two alleles of any one gene (one from each parent), which occupy the same locus on homologous chromosomes .
- One of several alternative forms of a particular gene .
- A particular version of a gene. Different alleles of the same gene often have different effects .