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Chapter 18, Problem 1QP
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What are the major differences in the methods used to study the behavior genetics of single-gene traits versus polygenic traits?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The major differences in the methods that are used to study behavior genetics of single traits and polygenic traits.

Introduction: The field of science that uses genetics to study the differences in origin and nature of an individual is called behavior genetics. Interactions among environmental stimuli, genes, and nervous system result in different traits related to behavior.

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The major differences in the methods used to study the behavior genetics of single traits and polygenic traits are as follows:

No.CharacteristicsBehavior genetics of Single traitsBehavior genetics of polygenic traits
1.Study materialPedigrees and genomic DNA markers are used to study behavior genetics of single-gene...

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