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Epistasis, Genetic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Epistasis, Genetic
Tree Number(s)
G05.308.207
Unique ID
D004843
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004843
Scope Note
A form of gene interaction whereby the expression of one gene interferes with or masks the expression of a different gene or genes. Genes whose expression interferes with or masks the effects of other genes are said to be epistatic to the effected genes. Genes whose expression is affected (blocked or masked) are hypostatic to the interfering genes.
Entry Version
EPISTASIS GENET
Entry Term(s)
Deviation, Epistatic
Epistases, Genetic
Epistatic Deviation
Gene-Gene Interaction, Epistatic
Gene-Gene Interactions, Epistatic
Genes, Epistatic
Genes, Hypostatic
Genetic Epistases
Genetic Epistasis
Interaction Deviation
Non-Allelic Gene Interactions
Previous Indexing
Genes, Dominant (1968-1978)
Genetics (1966-1967)
Phenotype (1968-1978)
See Also
Genes, Modifier
Multifactorial Inheritance
Public MeSH Note
79
History Note
79
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/01/27
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Epistasis, Genetic Preferred
Genes, Epistatic Narrower
Genes, Hypostatic Narrower
Deviation, Epistatic Related
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