Simply-Inherited and Polygenic Traits: What They Are and Their Differences
Date of Publication:
May 31, 2019
The Better Breeding Blog
The word trait, you may recall, is often used interchangeably with phenotype, but they are not the same thing at all.
A trait is something that can be measured or observed, for example temperament, colour or wool staple length/year.
A phenotype is the value of the trait: ‘aggressive’, ‘brindle’ or ‘120mm’.
Traits fall into two categories: simply-inherited and polygenic.
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