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Int J Dev Biol. 1998;42(3):501-5.

Seven types of pleiotropy.

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MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom. jah@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

Abstract

Pleiotropy, a situation in which a single gene influences multiple phenotypic traits, can arise in a variety of ways. This paper discusses possible underlying mechanisms and proposes a classification of the various phenomena involved.

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9654038
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