Definition of consensus sequence in English:

consensus sequence


  • A sequence of DNA having similar structure and function in different organisms.

    ‘For each gene, a consensus sequence was generated and compared to each individual sequence, excluding indels and/or missing data.’
    • ‘Asterisks indicate nucleotide sites in accordance with the consensus sequence of group I introns shown at the bottom.’
    • ‘In the aligned sequences below, nucleotides identical to the consensus sequence are indicated by periods.’
    • ‘DNA variations are shown after strain names, and dots indicate nucleotides identical to the consensus sequence.’
    • ‘The consensus sequence was found on four chromosomes.’