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multiple factors

plural noun, Genetics.
1.
a series of two or more pairs of genes responsible for the development of complex, quantitative characters, as size or yield.
Origin of multiple factors
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • Castle concludes from this that multiple factors can not account for the result.

  • While the multiple factors in wheat seem to be different, those reported by East and Shull appear to be merely duplicates.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for multiple factors

multiple factors

plural noun
1.
(genetics) two or more genes that act as a unit, producing cumulative effects in the phenotype
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