from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or determined by polygenes: polygenic inheritance.
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- adj. controlled by the interaction of more than one gene
- adj. having an infinite number of derivatives at a point (otherwise it is monogenic)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or relating to polygeny; polygenetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as polygenous, Fallows.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes
But this could be a long process as disc degeneration is what's called polygenic, meaning it involves more than one gene.
Sandra, he says, could easily be a product of what is known as polygenic inheritance - or, more colloquially, she is a throwback.
Slide 13: Many traits are controlled by two or more genes and are called polygenic traits.
Even moderately secure GWA identification of "polygenic" influences on disease, however, is likely to require replicated data from multiple independent samples.
From my reading of the literature, it appears inheritance of intelligence is highly polygenic.
Adding polygenic effects to the calculations does not change the fact that information is increasing in the in the genome, it just makes the computations more complex.
From the original study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week: Background New developments in the search for susceptibility alleles in complex disorders provide support for the possibility of a polygenic approach to the prevention and treatment of common diseases.
Policymakers should start to consider how this knowledge could be used to make a polygenic approach to disease prevention a reality.
Here's some very cool news: scientists have directly observed the evolution of a complex, polygenic, polyphenic trait by genetic assimilation and accommodation in the laboratory.
Because most communication signals are under polygenic control 4, it is difficult to identify the contributions of particular genes to signal evolution.