pleiotropic gene


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plei·o·trop·ic gene

a gene that has multiple, apparently unrelated, phenotypic manifestations.
Synonym(s): polyphenic gene

pleiotropic gene

[plī′ətrop′ik]
a gene that produces many effects in the phenotype.

plei·o·trop·ic gene

(plī'ō-trō'pik jēn)
A gene that has multiple, apparently unrelated, phenotypic manifestations.
Synonym(s): polyphenic gene.

pleiotropic gene

A gene that has multiple effects.
See also: gene
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However, several observations signify that the action of negative pleiotropic genes alone cannot be the whole story.
Pleiotropic genes that have opposite effects on various fitness components should be less rapidly fixed or eliminated compared with others.