Definition of Polygenes

1. Noun. (plural of polygene) ¹



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Definition of Polygenes

1. polygene [n] - See also: polygene

Medical Definition of Polygenes

1. Many genes. Eye colour is polygenically controlled. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygenes

polygams
polyganglionic
polygasoline
polygasolines
polygastrian
polygastric
polygastrica
polygastrics
polygeline
polygene
polygeneous
polygenes (current term)
polygeneses
polygenesic
polygenesis
polygenesist
polygenetic
polygenettic
polygenic
polygenic disease
polygenic diseases
polygenic disorder
polygenic disorders
polygenic inheritance
polygenism
polygenist

Literary usage of Polygenes

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1. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"... and its inheritance is believed to be controlled by many polygenes. Although it has been very little studied, it seems always to vary quantitatively. ..."

2. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1917)
"polygenes, The law of succession (in Greek). ROGUIN, Traité de droit civil comparé, 2 vols. Paris, 1908. SAVIGNY, System, vol. vin, §§ 375-8, 393-5, 3C9. ..."

3. The Nomenclature of Petrology: With References to Selected Literature by Arthur Holmes (1920)
"Enclaves polygenes.—Enclaves formed by the action of the magma or its volatile fluxes on another type of enclave. Enclosures. ..."

4. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"Theoretical and Applied Genetics 47 35-39. TANKSLEY, SD (1993). Mapping polygenes. Annual Review of Genetics 27 205-233. ..."

5. Rice Genetics IV by Gurdev S. Khush, D. S. Brar, Bill Hardy (2001)
"The genes governing such traits, called polygenes or minor genes, also show Mendelian inheritance but are greatly influenced by the environment. ..."

6. Hybrid Rice: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Hybrid Rice : 6 by International Rice Research Institute (1989)
"... in rice indicated that these traits were governed by polygenes. Both additive and nonadditive effects were important for their inheritance. ..."

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