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(1) (genetics) Of, relating to, characterized by, determined by, influenced by, a single gene or one gene pair

(2) Of an animal bearing offsprings with only one sex, i.e. only female offsprings or only male offsprings, as in some species of aphids


Word origin: mono-, from Greek 'mónos' (alone) + genic, from gene


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Polygenic Inheritance and Mendel

he may have, but there is no evidence he did. Actually two of the characters mendel observed were not monogenic, but were controlled by two genes.

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by MrMistery
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Polygenic Inheritance and Mendel
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Eye color question

... to have no brown alleles(they have to be homozygous recessive), which means all their children would also have brown eyes. But eye color is not a monogenic trait. From what I know, at least three separate loci have been discovered that contribute to the trait of eye color.

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by MrMistery
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Eye color question
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Views: 3572

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