Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Polygenomic

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_905

Synonyms

Definition

The polygenome is the collective genetic resource of a  metaorganism. Rather than existing in the form of a  monogenomic lineage, a polygenomic entity is a highly dynamic (and sometimes transient) but nevertheless functionally connected community.

Cross-References

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia