pseudofunctionalization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ functionalization

Noun[edit]

pseudofunctionalization (uncountable)

  1. (genetics) A deleterious mutation that does not actually add function
    • 2016 March 4, “Characterization of the Fatty Acid Desaturase Genes in Cucumber: Structure, Phylogeny, and Expression Patterns”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0149917:
      One such selection fate was the pseudofunctionalization of the duplicate [49 ].