Definition of synteny in US English:

synteny

noun

  • See syntenic

    • ‘For each paralogous set with perturbed synteny, it was determined which locus was the ancestral locus of the paralogous set.’
    • ‘Because synteny had been previously established, it was possible to evaluate whether homologous genomic regions were involved in regulation of expression of the same genes.’
    • ‘Mammals also show an extensive conserved synteny of chromosome X, even though translocations have often rearranged the genome of mammalian species.’
    • ‘Twenty-six linkage groups were identified and synteny of duplicated microsatellite markers was used to confirm 13 homeologous chromosome pairs.’
    • ‘To address this conserved synteny in much more detail, a high-resolution human-chicken comparative map was constructed from human chromosome 15.’

Pronunciation

synteny

/ˈsintənē/