Pleiotropy: Definition & Examples


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Traits are said to be inherited if they've _____.

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1. Genotype refers to an organism's _____.

2. Pleiotropy is the idea that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be expected to answer questions on subjects concerning pleiotropy on this quiz and worksheet. Inquiries may be on things such as inherited traits, organism genotype, and pleiotropic diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Specifically, you'll demonstrate what you know about:

  • Where inherited traits come from
  • What a genotype is
  • Pleiotropy's definition
  • Effects of phenylketonuria
  • Outcomes of sickle cell anemia

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about diseases of pleiotropy
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of genetics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pleiotropy lesson

Additional Learning

See what else your mind can learn when it comes to pleiotropy by reading our associated lesson by the name of Pleiotopy: Definition & Examples. This lesson can be used as a device to learn more about:

  • The study of genetics and mutations
  • Antagonistic pleiotropy
  • Diseases pleiotropy can cause