The inheritance of a characteristic which is determined by the cumulative actions of many different genes, each with small individual effects.
Interaction of several sets of genes to produce a complex trait, such as skin color or intelligence. (44)
traits that are determined by the combined action of more than one gene of a particular type. Provide a continuous "bell shaped" curve of phenotypic variation.
Inheritance of an attribute whose expression is controlled not by one but by many gene pairs.
A phenotypic outcome that is determined by more than one gene, such as many physical characteristics or diseases.
See quantitative inheritance.
the condition in which some characteristics are determined by an interaction of genes on several chromosomes or at several places on one chromosome; one example is human skin color.
A pattern of inheritance caused by mutations in several different genes, which must all be present together for the condition to arise. (Cf Multifactorial inheritance)
Inheritance involving alleles at many genetic loci.
Occurs when a trait is controlled by several gene pairs; usually results in continuous variation. PICTURE
Controlled by or associated with more than one gene. www.biotechwithitaly.com/nw_glossary_pr.html-- of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn
The transmission of phenotypic trait whose expression depends on the additive effect of a number of genes.
the inheritance of traits or characters whose expression is controlled by many genes which individually exert a slight effect on the phenotype. [Source: Agricultural Genome Information System, USDA
Describing a type of inheritance where more than one gene contributes to a phenotype.