pleiotropic gene


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plei·o·trop·ic gene

a gene that has multiple, apparently unrelated, phenotypic manifestations.
Synonym(s): polyphenic gene
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plei·o·trop·ic gene

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

A gene that has multiple effects.
See also: gene
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In adopting Williams' concept of pleiotropy, specific pleiotropic genes were suggested by Kirkwood and Holliday (1979) in the disposable-soma theory of aging, namely, genes that control the level of somatic maintenance versus the level of reproductive output (Kirkwood 1985).