The genetic basis of a complex phenotype

by David Reginald Townsend

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Statementby David Reginald Townsend.
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 93/535 (Q)
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Paginationviii, 156 p.
Number of Pages156
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Open LibraryOL1050666M
LC Control Number93629759

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The genes for each step in steroidogenesis have been mapped and cloned, and the mutations in. Phenotype, all the observable characteristics of an organism that result from the interaction of its genotype (total genetic inheritance) with the environment.

Examples of observable characteristics include behaviour, biochemical properties, colour, shape, and size. The phenotype may change. the final chapter of genetics The fundamental goal of molecular genetics is to understand, at the molecular level, how genotype is translated into phenotype.

To accomplish this goal, investigators everywhere are busy dissecting the genome into its component parts — the genes — and then tracking the pathway from the gene to its product.

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Phenotypic variation for quantitative traits is, at the most basic level, the result of the segregation of alleles at quantitative trait loci (QTL).

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The .Genetic inheritance is a basic principle of genetics and explains how characteristics are passed from one generation to the next.

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