yield gene

noun

Definition of yield gene

  1. :  any of a group of complementary genes no one of which has apparent individual effect; especially :  one that directly or indirectly affects (as by increasing resistance to disease or to drouth) the yield of various field crops

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Origin and Etymology of yield gene

2yield + gene


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