Definition of heterology in English:

heterology

noun

Biology Medicine
  • See heterologous

    • ‘At the MAT locus, parental alleles in diploids differ by a heterology of 700 bp.’
    • ‘A single nucleotide heterology was shown to inhibit recombination in bacteria, in yeast, and in mammalian cells.’
    • ‘Another explanation of recombination rate variation along Allium chromosomes may be the presence of sequence heterologies in the distal parts of A. roylei and A. fistulosum chromosomes.’
    • ‘In several studies, mismatches resulting in as little as 1% heterology were sufficient to significantly reduce mitotic recombination.’
    • ‘Further experiments were conducted to determine whether the heterology created by the pSV2neo vector backbone in pC M1-6 C reduced the frequency of gene targeting.’