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Mutations: Penetrance

  1. Richard Houlston

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005490

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Houlston, R. 2006. Mutations: Penetrance. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

A given genotype does not necessarily lead to the same phenotype. Individuals with a specific genotype will display a range of phenotypes. The relationship between genotype and a specific phenotype is referred to as penetrance.

Keywords:

  • phenotype