What are the similarities between Mendelian genetics and polygenic inheritance?

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Jun 24, 2018

Mendelian genetics and polygenic inheritance are completely unrelated.


  • Mendelian genetics says that a single gene or "factor" controls a single trait.

  • Polygenic inheritance is a phenomenon in which a polygenic trait(Trait whose expression is controlled by more than one gene) is inherited from parent to offspring.

So the only similarity I see is that both involve statistics and probability