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[attributive] Relating to or denoting the deposition or enrichment of mineral deposits by solutions moving downward through the rocks.
- ‘This process, called supergene enrichment, can concentrate silver into exceedingly rich deposits at depth.’
- ‘These conditions range from extremely high temperature and pressure in Earth's mantle to supergene transformations on Earth's surface.’
- ‘In some instances sparse mineralization that is uneconomical to mine can be concentrated by supergene processes into mineable ore; supergene deposits are commonly underlain by such primary mineralization.’
- ‘They reported that secondary, supergene silver is found in the vein to a depth of 1,800 feet.’
A group of closely linked genes, typically having related functions.
- ‘These regulatory networks can be further explored by mapping the individual mRNAs composing the supergenes and by investigating the functions of these individual genes.’
- ‘He gave us the first quantitative theories of sexual selection, mimicry, polymorphism, evolution of recombination rates, and supergenes.’
- ‘The focus of the current paper is on neutrophil binding to substrates bearing adhesion molecules from the selectin and immunoglobulin supergene family.’
- ‘ICAM - 1 is a member of the immunoglobulin supergene family that is widely distributed among hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells.’
- ‘It is thought that the major bile acid binding protein in the cytosol of rat hepatocytes is 3 hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, a member of the aldo keto reductase supergene family.’
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