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Gene - "the basic unit of inheritance, by which hereditary characteristics are transmitted from parent to offspring. At the molecular level a single gene consists of a length of DNA (or in some viruses, RNA) which exerts its influence on the organism's form and function by encoding and directing the synthesis of a protein, or in some cases a tRNA, rRNA or other structural RNA. Each living cell carries a full complement of the genes typical of the species, borne in linear order on the chromosomes." (B73)

[Genetic] - "applies to anything involving, caused by or pertaining to genes." (B73)

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