yield gene

noun

Definition of yield gene

: 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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History and Etymology for yield gene

yield entry 2 + gene

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“Yield gene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yield%20gene. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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