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Genetic Load

"Genetic Load" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The relative amount by which the average fitness of a POPULATION is lowered, due to the presence of GENES that decrease survival, compared to the GENOTYPE with maximum or optimal fitness. (From Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Genetic Load" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Genetic Load" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2016
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