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indel (plural indels)
- (genetics) Either an insertion or deletion mutation in the genetic code.
2009, January 16, “e S & T”, in 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.