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polygene

 [pol´e-jēn]
a group of nonallelic genes that interact to influence the same character with additive effect.

pol·y·gene

(pol'ē-jēn),
One of many genes that contribute to the phenotypic value of a measurable phenotype.

polygene

/poly·gene/ (pol´e-jēn) a group of nonallelic genes that interact to influence the same character with additive effect.

polygene

(pŏl′ē-jēn′)
n.
Any of a group of nonallelic genes, each having a small quantitative effect, that together produce a wide range of phenotypic variation. Also called multiple factor.

polygene

[pol′ējēn′]
Etymology: Gk, polys + genein, to produce
any of a group of nonallelic genes that individually exert a small effect but interact in a cumulative manner to produce a particular characteristic, usually of a quantitative nature, such as size, weight, skin pigmentation, or degree of intelligence. Also called cumulative gene, multiple factor, multiple gene. See also multifactorial inheritance. polygenic, adj.

pol·y·gene

(pol'ē-jēn)
One of many genes that contribute to the phenotypic value of a measurable phenotype.

polygene

a group of nonallelic genes that interact to influence the same character with additive effect.
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