Growth and obesity are polygenic traits which are regulated by many genes with relatively small effects under the influence of the environment. The genes can act individually or in interaction with each other. Traits of this nature are named complex traits and the individual loci affecting the trait are quantitative trait loci (QTL)

M. R Bevova, U. Renne, G. A Brockmann

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 15, , 15.06, 2002
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