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Descriptor in English: Genetic Pleiotropy
Descriptor in Spanish: Pleiotropía Genética
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pleiotropia Genética
Descriptor in French: Pléiotropie
Entry term(s): Gene, Pleiotropic
Genes, Pleiotropic
Genetic Pleiotropism
Pleiotropic Gene
Pleiotropic Genes
Pleiotropism, Genetic
Pleiotropy, Genetic
Tree number(s): G05.420.556
G05.695.550
Scope note: A phenomenon in which multiple and diverse phenotypic outcomes are influenced by a single gene (or single gene product.)
Annotation: may appear in the literature spelled pleiotrophic, pleiotrophy or pleiotrophism
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 2011
DeCS UI: 54334
Descriptor UI: D058685
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Genetic Pleiotropy - Preferred
Concept UI M0544044
Scope note A phenomenon in which multiple and diverse phenotypic outcomes are influenced by a single gene (or single gene product.)
Preferred term Genetic Pleiotropy
Entry term(s) Genetic Pleiotropism
Pleiotropism, Genetic
Pleiotropy, Genetic
Pleiotropic Gene - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0544045
Scope note A single gene that influences several distinct and seemly unrelated phenotypic outcomes.
Preferred term Pleiotropic Gene
Entry term(s) Gene, Pleiotropic
Genes, Pleiotropic
Pleiotropic Genes



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