Single nucleotide polymorphisms
single nucleotide polymorphism(s) (SNP/SNPs)
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- Inherited variations in a single nucleotide base in DNA that differ between individuals.
Glossary of "Ancestors in Our Genome" by Harris (2015)
- stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and is pronounced as "Snips." It refers to sites along a DNA sequence where the nucleotide bases (A, C, G, or T) between two different people or between paired chromosomes are different (i.e., are DNA variants).
- Harris, E. E. 2015. Ancestors in Our Genome: the New Science of Human Evolution. - xx + 226 pp. Oxford University Press, New York.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.