Chimera

Chimera

[ki-meer-uh, kahy-]
Chimera: see Bellerophon and Typhon.

Chimera, chimaira or chimaera may refer to:

In science

  • Chimera (genetics), a single animal organism with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes
  • Chimera (plant), a single plant organism with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes or from a mixed-species callus
  • Chimera (virus), a virus containing genetic material from other organisms
  • Chimera (protein), a hybrid protein made by splicing two genes
  • Chimera (EST), a single cDNA sequence originating from two transcripts
  • In paleontology, a taxon composed of the fossils of several different species but presumed to be from one species
  • Chimaera, a cartilaginous fish related to sharks
  • Chimaera, the namesake genus of the order Chimaeriformes

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