Definition of Gene:
A functional unit of heredity which occupies a specific position (locus) on a particular chromosome, is capable of reproducing itself exactly at each cell division, and directs the formation of a protein or other product.

The functional and physical unit of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.
Related Terms
Antigen Gene
Apoptosis Regulation Gene
Cancer Gene
Cell Cycle Gene
Chaperone Gene
Complement Component Gene
Cytokine Gene
Cytoplasmic Protein Gene
DNA Repair Gene
Enzyme Gene
Enzyme Inhibitor Gene
Fusion Gene
Growth Factor Gene
Immunoglobulin Family Gene
Immunoprotein Gene
Imprinting Gene
Ion Channel Protein Gene
Ligand Binding Protein Gene
Major Histocompatibility Complex Gene
Membrane Protein Gene
MicroRNA Gene
Neuropeptide Gene
Non-Human Gene
Peptide Hormone Gene
Protein Complex Subunit Gene
Regulatory Gene
Replication Initiation Gene
Signaling Pathway Gene
Structural Gene
Telomere Maintenance Gene
Trafficking Protein Gene
Transcription Factor Gene
Translation Process Gene