polygenes


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polygenes

GENES that acting individually have a small effect but that collectively produce a significant phenotypic expression.
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The cause of loss for the long-term selection response is that QTL is given high emphasis in early generations, and reduces the selection intensity of polygenes, consequently resulting in a reduced early response at polygenes.
In this process of selection, other polygenes are given a little emphasis (i.
This showed that the optimization of emphasis given to QTL balanced substantially the relative weight between QTL and polygene in the selection criterion.