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French Equivalent: Gène

A gene is an hereditary factor, transmitted from generation to generation of plants and animals, that is responsible for the determination of a particular characteristic, for example, colour, height or sex.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001