Singlegene character

Any genetic character whose inheritance is controlled by a single gene. The inheritance of a single-gene character follows Mendel's laws of inheritance. Single-gene resistances

This term covers both vertical resistance and genetically engineered resistance. Neither kind of resistance is likely to be stable. Sisal

See: Agave sisalana. Skewed distribution

A normal or Gaussian distribution that is slanted towards one extreme or the other. Smuts

Plant parasitic fungi of the Order Ustilaginales, so called because they usually produce large quantities of black spores that resemble soot.

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