lethal equivalent value

lethal equivalent value

[¦lē·thəl i‚kwiv·ə·lənt ′val·yü]
(genetics)
The product of the mean number of deleterious genes carried by each member of a population and the mean probability that each gene will cause premature death when homozygous.
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