Polygenic inheritance refers to the kind of inheritance in which the trait is produced from the cumulative effects of many genes in contrast to monogenic inheritance wherein the trait results from the expression of one gene (or one gene pair). In humans, height, weight, and skin color are examples of polygenic inheritance, which does not follow a Mendelian pattern of inheritance.
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... and can be traced back to a single locus by their pattern of inheritance. There is one wrinkled gene, for instance, and it makes peas ... property that is solely the product of a single gene. Traits are polygenic, meaning that multiple genes cooperate to produce a a phenotype. ...
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