quantitative inheritance

quantitative inheritance
   Inheritance of measurable traits (height, weight, color intensity) that depend on the cumulative action of many genes, each producing a small effect on the phenotype.

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  • quantitative inheritance — n genetic inheritance of a character (as human skin color) controlled by polygenes with each allelic pair of genes at a given locus having a specific quantitative effect compare BLENDING INHERITANCE, MENDELIAN INHERITANCE …   Medical dictionary

  • quantitative inheritance — n. Genetics the inheritance in offspring of distinctive characters, as stature in man, that are influenced by the combined activity of multiple factors and that are subject to modification by environment …   English World dictionary

  • quantitative inheritance — quantitative inheritance. См. количественное наследование. (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.

  • quantitative inheritance — Inheritance of measurable traits that depend on the cumulative action of many genes and/or involve a significant proportion of non genetic determination …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • quantitative inheritance — noun : particulate inheritance of any quantitative character mediated by groups of multiple factors each allelic pair of which adds or subtracts a specific increment of the collectively controlled character (as height or skin color in man) so… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quantitative inheritance — noun Date: circa 1929 genetic inheritance of a character (as human skin color) controlled by polygenes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quantitative inheritance — Genetics. the process in which the additive action of numerous genes results in a trait, as height, showing continuous variability. Cf. polygenic inheritance. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • quantitative inheritance — quan′titative inher′itance n. gen the process in which the additive action of a group of genes results in a trait, as height or shape, showing continuous variability • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • quantitative character — n an inherited character that is expressed phenotypically in all degrees of variation between one often indefinite extreme and another: a character determined by polygenes compare QUANTITATIVE INHERITANCE …   Medical dictionary

  • Quantitative trait locus — See also: Epistasis Quantitative traits refer to phenotypes (characteristics) that vary in degree and can be attributed to polygenic effects, i.e., product of two or more genes, and their environment. Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) are stretches… …   Wikipedia

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