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Search Results for: polygenic disease

Polygenic disease

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

Polygenic inheritance

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

Monogene

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

Polygene

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

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

Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genetic Code Genes are sequences of DNA nucleotides that carry and transmit the information specifying amino acid sequences... Read More

The Psychobiology of Hysteria

Editorial Hysteria is often regarded as the archetypal psychodynamic illness. Freud carried out much of his early work on... Read More

Monogenic inheritance

Definition noun A form of inheritance that follows Mendel's Law of Heredity Supplement Monogenic inheritance refers to the... Read More

Allele

Allele Definition What are alleles? An allele is a term coined to describe a specific copy of a gene. Genes, the DNA... Read More

Generation of resting membrane potential

Stephen H. Wright Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that were initially... Read More