Definition of Modifier gene
1. Noun. A gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene.
Medical Definition of Modifier gene
1. A nonallelic gene that controls or changes the manifestation of a gene by interfering with its transcription. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Modifier gene
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1. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"Identification of this modifier gene may provide insights into disease heterogeneity in man, and possible novel therapeutic routes. ..."