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Hybridogenesis in water frogs gametes

In biology, the word gene (Greek: γένος, génos; generation, or birth, or gender) has two meanings. The Mendelian gene is a basic unit of heredity. The molecular gene is a sequence of nucleotides in DNA, that is transcribed to produce a functional RNA. There are two types of molecular genes: protein-coding genes and non-coding genes.

During gene expression, DNA is first copied into RNA. RNA can be directly functional or be the intermediate template for the synthesis of a protein.

The transmission of genes to an organism's offspring, is the basis of the inheritance of phenotypic traits from one generation to the next.

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