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Polygene

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noun, plural: polygenes

A group of genes that produces a specific phenotype or trait only when expressed together


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Some of the traits influenced or determined by multiple genes (not by one gene, or a single gene pair) are:


Word origin: Greek polys (many) + genein (to produce)

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Human Trait Mixing Question

... White-skinned and dark-skinned parents will bear mullatos, but the skin he tone of among their F1 will never be the same These phenomena caused by polygene, and it is so complicated.

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:43 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Human Trait Mixing Question
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