Polygenic Inheritance: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best defines a trait controlled by multiple genes?

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1. Which term best describes a physical characteristic?

2. A segment of DNA that codes for a trait is called a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet focus exclusively on testing your understanding of polygenic inheritance. An understanding of genetics will allow you to accurately answer the questions on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz allows you to ensure that you can answer questions involving:

  • The term for physical characteristics
  • An example of a polygenic characteristic
  • Alleles

Skills Practiced

Answering the questions on this quiz allows you to work on these abilities:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on polygenic inheritance
  • Defining key concepts - prove that you can accurately define characteristics controlled by multiple genes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding segments of DNA involved with coding

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Polygenic Inheritance: Definition & Examples is available when you're ready to learn more about this topic. Reading this lesson allows you to keep studying topics such as:

  • An overview of genetics
  • The way polygenic inheritance works
  • Examples of polygenic inheritance in nature