Polygenic Traits: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT an example of polygenic inheritance?

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1. How can one identify a polygenic trait?

2. The experiments of Nilsson-Ehle involving wheat plants were an example of which genetic relationship?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly gauges your knowledge of characteristics of polygenic traits. You will be quizzed over examples of polygenic inheritance as well as how to identify a polygenic trait, among other related topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • Ways to identify a polygenic trait
  • Traits and examples of polygenic inheritance
  • Defining quantitative traits

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding ways to identify polygenic traits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of polygenic inheritance
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about polygenic traits, review the corresponding lesson titled Polygenic Traits: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of the Nilsson-Ehle experiment
  • Examine characteristics of polygenic traits
  • Compare and contrast multifactorial and quantitative traits
  • Find examples of polygenic inheritance in humans