Human Biology-Birth Defects
posted by Matt on .
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"?
A polygenic background means that several genes may be responsible for a specific condition.
Check this definition.
I understand that, but how can it say that one gene is operating against a whole bunch of genes?