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Genetic Load MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Genetic Load
Tree Number(s)
G05.350
Unique ID
D040741
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D040741
Scope Note
The relative amount by which the average fitness of a POPULATION is lowered, due to the presence of GENES that decrease survival, compared to the GENOTYPE with maximum or optimal fitness. (From Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)
Entry Version
GENET LOAD
Entry Term(s)
Load, Genetic
See Also
Hybrid Vigor
Public MeSH Note
2003; see GENETICS, POPULATION 1998-2002
History Note
2003; use GENETICS, POPULATION 1998-2002
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2013/07/09

No Qualifiers
Genetic Load Preferred
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