- A doubling.
- Inclusion of two copies of the same genetic material in a genome; an important step in diversification of genomes, as in the evolution of the (nonallelic) hemoglobin chains from a common ancestor.
Synonym(s): gene duplication
[L. duplicatio, a doubling, fr. duplico, to double]
See Also: reduplication
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