Glossary Term: Indels (Indel Characters)

Indel is a molecular biology term that has different definitions in different fields: In evolutionary studies, indel is used to mean an insertion or a deletion and indels simply refers to the mutation class that includes both insertions, deletions, and the combination thereof, including insertion and deletion events that may be separated by many years. In germline and somatic mutation studies, however, indel describes a special mutation class, defined as a mutation resulting in a colocalized insertion and deletion and a net gain or loss in nucleotides, and microindel is defined as an indel that results in a net gain or loss of 1 to 50 nucleotides.

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Created: 2019-06-25 00:04:23 PDT (-0700)
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