Definition of polygenic in English:
Of, relating to, or determined by polygenes.
- Monogenic and polygenic inheritance of adult resistance under controlled and field conditions has been reported in the literature.
- In the Belgian tervuren and sheepdog, epilepsy is highly heritable with a polygenic mode of inheritance, though apparently influenced by a single autosomal recessive locus of large effect.
- The technique is intended to integrate Mendelian transmission genetics, allelic frequency, and penetrance with the patterns of covariance expected in polygenic inheritance.
- Example sentences
- Quantitative trait loci analyses have recently been initiated to map some of these polygenically controlled traits.
- The evolutionary ramifications of such a mosaic of temporal and spatial gene expression patterns on direct and correlated response to selection in complex, polygenically controlled traits could be considerable.
- Bone density is suggested to be multifactorially regulated and polygenically determined.
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