oligogenic

oligogenic

[ol′igōjen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, oligos + genein, to produce
pertaining to hereditary characteristics produced by one or only a few genes.

oligogenic

(ŏl″ĭ-gō-jĕn′ĭk, -jēn′)
Caused by, affecting, or relating to a small number of genes.
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In addition, we performed variance component analysis and hypothesis testing with Sequential Oligogenic Linkage analysis Routines (SOLAR) (Almasy and Blangero 1998) to evaluate the significance and standard error for each heritability.
This provides evidence that some cases of familial transposition are caused by mutations in laterality genes and therefore are part of the same disease spectrum of heterotaxy syndrome, and argues for an oligogenic or complex mode of inheritance in these pedigrees.
The heritability of GDF15 was estimated with variance component models that use Sequential Oligogenic Linkage Analysis Routines (22).
Because this kind of resistance is controlled by more than one gene, in other words is oligogenic or polygenic [9].
Genes that determine gender are of 2-factor oligogenic and polygenic systems.
These observations point towards a combination of Mendelian autosomal recessive transmission, with more complex oligogenic transmission.
Digenic or oligogenic inheritance has been reported, as some patients carry 2 or even 3 mutations in more than one related genes.
An oligogenic pattern may exist in which more than one gene collaborates to produce a phenotype or a heterogeneity in which similar phenotypes may arise from different genotypes.
Single-gene inheritance (and the individual genes that contribute to an oligogenic or multifactorial phenotype) can be autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, additive (codominant), sex-chromosome linked, or mitochondrial.
We estimated the heritability of %iAs, %MMA, and %DMA using a general pedigree variance components decomposition-based method as conducted by the software Sequential Oligogenic Linkage Analysis Routines (SOLAR) version 4.