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Search Results for: polygene

Polygene

Definition noun, plural: polygenes A group of genes that produces a specific phenotype or trait only when expressed... Read More

Polygenesis

Definition noun (1) (genetics) A condition wherein several genes interact to produce a cumulative trait (as opposed... Read More

Polygenic trait

Polygenic trait definition Polygenic trait refers to a trait that is controlled by multiple non-allelic genes. These genes... Read More

Monogenic trait

Definition noun A trait produced by the effect of a gene or an allele Supplement A monogenic trait is a trait produced... Read More

Monogene

Definition noun, plural: monogenes (genetics) Single gene controlling the expression of a particular trait Supplement In... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Quantitative trait

Definition noun A trait produced by the interaction and additive effects of quantitative genes Supplement Examples of... Read More

Polygenic inheritance

Polygenic inheritance refers to the kind of inheritance in which the trait is produced from the cumulative effects of many... Read More

Polygenic disease

Definition noun An inherited disease determined by the effects of the simultaneous action or interaction of several... Read More

Monogenic disease

Definition noun An inherited disease determined by the interaction of a single pair of genes Supplement A monogenic disease... Read More