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Cumulative gene


noun, plural: cumulative genes

A group of genes producing additive or cumulative effects to determine the breadth of a quantitave trait



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age and cumulative impact of carcinogens

... never leave your system, so their damages accumulate more if they enter while you're young. Perhaps cancerous cells are more prone to oncogene activation because their cell division cycles have been messed up, or just because they divide more often, so an oncogene activated at a young ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: age and cumulative impact of carcinogens
Replies: 1
Views: 3474

Cumulative Active Mutation Theory (Real Part 2)

... to be in a sperm cell or egg cell, it could be passed on to the next generation, right? Now, if this next generation, manages to pass it on to ... code for something different, leading to an eventual active mutation (a cumulative active mutation), which would actually serve a biological evolutionary ...

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by TheVirus
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumulative Active Mutation Theory (Real Part 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

The Hitchhiking Gene

Despite genetic recombination, it is theoretically possible that a harmful gene can "ride on ... is the gradual increase of fitness in some areas, with the loss in others. If the cumulative losses are serious, there is only one outcome: extinction.

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by Morphoeclectic
Fri May 02, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: The Hitchhiking Gene
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Views: 2648

Epistasis vs Polygenic Inheritance

... book makes these two seem fairly close to one another, as multiple genes affect the same phenotype. The only difference I can really tell between the two is that polygenic inheritance seems to be a cumulative phenomenon whereas epistasis affects the phenotype of a particular ...

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by amolvaidya06
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Epistasis vs Polygenic Inheritance
Replies: 3
Views: 8976

A Monkey's Uncle

... it is not likely to be recent, in geologic terms. If mutations are cumulative (which they should be) then they must have started out fairly ... as they are due to a recent ancestor. "That everything is genetically "the same," with just expression differences, seems ...

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by JDavidE
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
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