Character controlled by many genes of small effect.
A trait expressed through the action of multiple genes.
A disorder or characteristic that is caused by many different genes acting together.
Descriptive of a quantitative trait affected by multiple nonallelic genes. The group of genes that collectively modify a quantitative trait are sometimes called polygenes.
of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes
A condition caused by the additive contributions of mutations in multiple genes at different loci
Several genes. 'Polygenic' conditions are caused by a number of genes.
pol-ee-JEAN-ik A trait caused by more than one gene. 276
Refers to a trade or phenotype whose expression is the result of the interaction of numerous genes.
A gene family that has multiple copies of a gene, each being distinct from the others, due to mutations in the genetic code.
A characteristic controlled by more than one gene.
Phenotypic trait whose expression is controlled by, or associated with, more than one gene.
A disease or trait is said to be polygenic when it is influenced by more than one gene.
Controlled by or associated with more than one gene - ie. complex diseases and pathways
When multiple genes with small, additive effects determine the presence of a trait.
Pertaining to a phenotype that results from interactions among the products of two or more genes with alternative alleles.
The control of a phenotype trait by 2 or more genes.
Characteristic resulting from the combined action of alleles of more than one gene (eg, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers). Such characteristics are inherited but they depend on the simultaneous presence of several alleles, which typically results in hereditary patterns that are more complex than those of single gene traits.
Coming from more than one ("poly") gene pair. These traits are more complex than the typical dominant or recessive genetic trait. The additive interaction of the genes can cause variable results and the gene can be easily passed on to other generations without being identified.
A trait, such as alcoholism, whose expression is influenced by more than one gene.
A character controlled by many genes. ( 20)
Used in reference to a trait of an organism which is influenced by a number of genes, each having small, similar and additive effects. Such traits exhibit continuous variation in a population, rather than the discontinuous variation characteristic of polymorphisms.
Phenotypic characteristic influenced by two or more genes.