Dictionary > Quantitative trait

Quantitative trait

Definition
noun
A trait produced by the interaction and additive effects of quantitative genes
Supplement
Examples of quantitative traits are height, weight, skin color, and predisposition to heart diseases. Quantitative traits differ from monogenic trait by involving many genes acting together to produce a trait that does not follow a Mendelian inheritance pattern.
Synonym(s):

Compare:

See also:


You will also like...

Selective Breeding
Selective Breeding

Gregor Mendel's studies into Monohybrid and Dihybrid crossing and Charles Darwin's study of evolution and natural select..

Psychiatry and mental disorders
Psychiatry & Mental Disorders

Different mental disorders are described here. Read this tutorial to get an overview of schizophrenia, affective mood di..

Adaptation Tutorial
Adaptation Tutorial

Adaptation, in biology and ecology, refers to the process or trait through which organisms or the populations in a habit..

takahē
Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

Meet the colorful takahē, an extremely rare flightless bird. Find out more about its unique features and why they matte..

Genetics and Evolution
Genetics and Evolution

Humans are diploid creatures. This means that for every chromosome in the body, there is another one to match it. Howeve..

Oligodendrocyte and Schwann cell
The Central Nervous System

Myelin sheath is essential for a faster conductivity of signals. Know more about this feature of some neurons in the Cen..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics