quantitative trait locus

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quantitative character

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A character showing quantitative inheritance (beef and milk production in cattle, egg production in hens, DDT resistance in Drosophila, stature, weight, and skin pigmentation in humans).


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quantitative inheritance

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

The determination of a particular characteristic, e.g. height or skin colour, by many genes (quantitative trait loci), each having a small effect individually. Characteristics controlled in...

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