Pleiotropism - definition of pleiotropism by The Free Dictionary
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plei·ot·ro·py (plī-ŏt′rə-pē) also plei·ot·ro·pism (-pĭz′əm)
The production of diverse effects, especially the production by a single gene of several distinct and seemingly unrelated phenotypic effects.
plei′o·tro′pic (plī′ə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk) adj.
pleiotropism (plaɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm) or
(Genetics) genetics the condition of a gene affecting more than one characteristic of the phenotype
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The abovementioned protective effects promoted by Cr are likely to depend on multiple mechanisms, a notion in line with the well-established Cr pleiotropism
However, the reasons for the pleiotropism
and variability of SLC29A3 -related diseases are not known.
These effects have to be checked in these mutants from the beginning and their performance must be evaluated, as ever since the economical value of a desirable mutant may finally depend on favorable or unfavorable characters connected with the mutant by linkage or pleiotropism
Heterogeneity and pleiotropism
in the Mobius syndrome.