ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Homology

The degree of identity between individuals, or characters. The degree of identity between the nucleotide sequences of two nucleic acid molecules or the amino acid sequences of two protein molecules. Although sequence determination is the ultimate test of homology, useful estimates can be provided by either DNA-DNA or DNA-RNA hybridization.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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