Seven types of pleiotropy

Int J Dev Biol. 1998;42(3):501-5.


Pleiotropy, a situation in which a single gene influences multiple phenotypic traits, can arise in a variety of ways. This paper discusses possible underlying mechanisms and proposes a classification of the various phenomena involved.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genes / physiology*
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Models, Genetic*
  • Phenotype