Continuous and discontinuous variation

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  • Continuous and discontinuous variation
    • Continuous:
      • Quantitative
      • Wide range of variation in the population
      • No distinct categories
      • E.g. height and mass
      • Controlled by 2 or more genes.
      • Influenced more by the environment.
      • Polygenic
    • Discontinuous:
      • Qualitative
      • Distinct categories
      • No intermediates
      • E.g. gender, blood group
      • If more than 1 gene is involved, genes interact in an epistatic way.
      • influenced less by the environment.
      • Monogenic

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