Posted by Matt on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10:25am.
Hey I'm doing a report on clubfoot and I just researched this about it:
"Complex segregation analyses suggest that
the most likely inheritance pattern is a single gene of
major effect, operating against a polygenic background."
what does it mean by "operating against a polygenetic background"?
- Human Biology-Birth Defects - Ms. Sue, Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 12:21pm
A polygenic background means that several genes may be responsible for a specific condition.
Check this definition.
- Human Biology-Birth Defects - Matt, Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:53pm
I understand that, but how can it say that one gene is operating against a whole bunch of genes?
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