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Descriptor English: Genetic Load
Descriptor Spanish: Carga Genética
Descriptor Portuguese: Carga Genética
Descriptor French: Fardeau génétique
Entry term(s): Load, Genetic
Tree number(s): G05.350
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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)
Public MeSH Note: 2003; see GENETICS, POPULATION 1998-2002
History Note: 2003; use GENETICS, POPULATION 1998-2002
Entry Version: GENET LOAD
Related: Hybrid Vigor MeSH
DeCS ID: 37664
Unique ID: D040741
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Genetic Load - Preferred
Concept UI M0009149
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)
Preferred term Genetic Load
Entry term(s) Load, Genetic



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