pleiotropy [plī ä′trə pē]
Genetics the condition in which a single gene exerts simultaneous effects on more than one character in the offspring: also pleiotropism
pleiotropic [plī΄ō träp′ik]

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  • pleiotropy — pleiotropy. См. политопия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • pleiotropy — 1939, from Ger. pleiotrop, from Gk. pleion “greater in quantity, the more part, very many,” comp. of polys much, from PIE *ple (see POLY (Cf. poly )) + trope “turn, turning” (see TROPE (Cf. trope)). Related: Pleiotropic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pleiotropy — This article is about genetic pleiotropy. For drug pleiotropy, see Pleiotropy (drugs). Pleiotropy occurs when one gene influences multiple phenotypic traits. Consequently, a mutation in a pleiotropic gene may have an effect on some or all traits… …   Wikipedia

  • pleiotropy — pleotropija statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugybinis vieno geno poveikis. atitikmenys: angl. pleiotropy rus. плейотропия …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • pleiotropy — noun see pleiotropic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pleiotropy — Pleiotropie (pleio: griechisch = voll und trop: griechisch = Drehung, Wendung) oder Polyphänie ist ein Begriff aus der Biologie und der Genetik. Darunter versteht man die Veränderung mehrerer phänotypischer Merkmale, die durch ein einzelnes Gen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pleiotropy — pleiotropic /pluy euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. pleiotropically, adv. /pluy o treuh pee/, n. Genetics. the phenomenon of one gene being responsible for or affecting more than one phenotypic characteristic. [1935 40; PLEIO + TROPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleiotropy — noun a) The influence of a single gene on multiple phenotypic traits; pleiotropism b) The existence of drug effects other than the one for which the drug was designed; usually implies additional beneficial effects. See Also: pleiotropic …   Wiktionary

  • pleiotropy — plei·ot·ro·py plī ä trə pē n, pl pies the quality or state of being pleiotropic * * * n. a situation in which a single gene is responsible for more than one effect in the phenotype. The mutation of such a gene will therefore have multiple effects …   Medical dictionary

  • pleiotropy — n. capacity of a isolated allele to have more than one distinguishable effect …   English contemporary dictionary

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