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major gene

[′mā·jər ‚jēn]
(genetics)
Any gene individually associated with pronounced phenotypic effects.
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However, it is still unknown which major genes influence the fertility of the giant panda.
Environmental model assumes that the segregation of a certain disease is purely due to environment factors, instead of major gene effect.
Mapping a major gene for growth habit and QTLs for Ascochyta blight resistance and flowering time in a population between chickpea and Cicer reticulatum.
A family study of dermatoglyphic traits in India: a search for major gene effects on palmar pattern ridge counts.
In spite of the absence of any effective major gene, the partial resistance of varieties indicated the presence of minor genes (Hussain et al., 2006).
2002, Major gene effects on exercise ventilator threshold: the HERITAGE Family Study.
When we first implicated the agouti gene, we could have stopped there and concluded that evolution takes these big steps as only one major gene was involved, but that would have been wrong.
According to their report: Marazita 1984 in his analysis of a subset of Danish CL/P families, found no support for a MF/T model but suggested the possibility of a major gene. Also Marazita et al 1986 have reported an analysis of ten English multigenerational CL/P families collected by Carter, 1982).
508) studied the major gene expression pathways modified by TCDD, PCB-126, and PCB-153, as well as the toxic effects of these compounds, in human multipotent adipose-derived stem (hMADS) cells.
Caroline's asthma is only mild so there's not going to be a major gene at work there.