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a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations

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SOLAR incorporates the information contained in the participants' pedigrees to obtain maximum likelihood estimates for the proportion of unexplained variance due to additive genetic effects from polygenes and the proportion of variance due to unmeasured environmental covariates, measurement error and non-additive genetic effects.
Each phenotype has revealed different patterns of inheritance such as two-allele gene with co-dominant inheritance (7,8), oligogenic or polygenic model (9-11), recessive (12), two locus recessive13, mixed with recessive inheritance (14), and single locus with contribution for polygenes (15) although some studies have failed to demonstrate any autosomal patterns of inheritance (7).