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unit character

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A trait inherited in accordance with Mendel's law of segregation.

unit character

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(Genetics) genetics a character inherited as a single unit and dependent on a single gene
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Noun1.unit character - (genetics) a character inherited on an all-or-none basis and dependent on the presence of a single gene
character - (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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Modern genetics, he argues, was the product of a broader, atomized "space of flows" of turn-of-the-century modernity, "one among many products of a logic of exchange (rather than possession)" in which human life was increasingly thought through abstract "unit characters" rather than heroic actors embedded in local space (288).