- Genes affects more than one (apparently unrelated) characteristic of the phenotype.
Forensic science glossary. John C. Brenner . 2012.
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Pleiotropic — Multiple effects from a single gene. For example, the Marfan gene is pleiotropic with widespread effects and can cause long fingers and toes (arachnodactyly), dislocation of the lens of the eye, and dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. * * *… … Medical dictionary
pleiotropic — adjective Date: 1938 producing more than one effect; especially having multiple phenotypic expressions < a pleiotropic gene > • pleiotropy noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
pleiotropic — Having multiple effects. For example, the cyclic AMP concentration in a cell will have a variety of effects because the cAMP acts to control a protein kinase that in turn affects a variety of proteins … Dictionary of molecular biology
pleiotropic — See pleiotropism. * * * … Universalium
pleiotropic — adjective of or pertaining to pleiotropy … Wiktionary
pleiotropic — plei·o·trop·ic … English syllables
pleiotropic — adj. See: pleiotropy … Glossary of Biotechnology
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pleiotropic gene — a gene that produces many apparently unrelated effects in the phenotype … Medical dictionary
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