polygene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1941 any of a group of nonallelic genes that collectively control the inheritance of a quantitative character or modify the expression of a qualitative character • polygenic adjective

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  • polygene — polygene. См. полиген. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Polygene — A polygene, multiple factor, multiple gene inheritance, or quantitative gene is a group of nonallelic genes that together influence a phenotypic trait. The loci or identities of the nonallelic genes are frequently unknown to biologists, even… …   Wikipedia

  • Polygène — Un polygène est un groupe de gènes qui influence un trait du phénotype. Description Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. Votre aide est la bienvenue ! …   Wikipédia en Français

  • polygene — One of many genes that contribute to the phenotypic value of a measurable phenotype. * * * poly·gene päl i .jēn n any of a group of nonallelic genes that collectively control the inheritance of a quantitative character or modify the expression of …   Medical dictionary

  • polygene — n. one of a number of genes that together control a single characteristic in an individual. Each polygene has only a slight effect and the expression of a set of polygenes is the result of their combined interaction. Characteristics controlled by …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • polygene — polygenic /pol ee jen ik/, adj. /pol ee jeen /, n. one of a group of nonallelic genes that together control a quantitative characteristic in an organism. [1940 45; back formation from polygenic; see POLY , GENE, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polygene — noun A group of nonallelic genes that act together to produce phenotype variations …   Wiktionary

  • polygene — poly·gene …   English syllables

  • polygene — pol•y•gene [[t]ˈpɒl iˌdʒin[/t]] n. gen any of a group of genes that act together cumulatively to produce a trait, as stature or skin pigmentation • Etymology: 1940–45; back formation from polygenic; see poly , gene, ic pol y•gen′ic ˈdʒɛn ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • polygene — One of a number of genes, each of small effect, which together act to determine the phenotype of a quantitative trait. The result is continuous variation in the trait and a seemingly non Mendelian mode of inheritance. See: quantitative trait… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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