phenocopy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pheno- +‎ copy

Noun[edit]

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phenocopy (plural phenocopies)

  1. (genetics) A variation in an organism that resembles a genetic one, but has an environmental rather than a genetic cause, and is not inherited

Verb[edit]

phenocopy (third-person singular simple present phenocopies, present participle phenocopying, simple past and past participle phenocopied)

  1. (genetics) To copy a genetic variation through environmental manipulation
    • 1990, David de Pomerai, From Gene to Animal[1], ISBN 0521388562, page 275:
      The wg- mutant can be phenocopied by injecting antisense RNA (complementary to the 3 kb wg+ transcript) into wild-type embryos.