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- One of a number of genes, each of small effect, which together act to determine the phenotype of a quantitative trait. The result is continuous variation in the trait and a seemingly non-Mendelian mode of inheritance. See: quantitative trait locus, continuous variation.
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- concordance, economic trait locus, ETL, fixation, genetic distance, genetic distancing, QTL