the phenomenon of one gene being responsible for or affecting more than one phenotypic characteristic.
Origin of pleiotropy
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Darwin called the same phenomenon the “correlation of growth” and geneticist today study what they call “pleiotropic effects.”Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel
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