indel

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of insertion and deletion.

Noun[edit]

indel (plural indels)

  1. (genetics) Either an insertion or deletion mutation in the genetic code.
    • 2009, January 16, “e S & T”, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: The Structure of Change, volume 323, number 5912: 
      The observation that indels are enriched in linker relative to core sequence is also difficult to reconcile with a model of linker sequence conservation, because sites that are constrained for substitutions are also likely to be constrained for indel events.

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