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Difference polymorphic loci and heterozygosity

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Difference polymorphic loci and heterozygosity

Postby David25 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:17 pm

Can someone explain the difference between polymorphic loci and heterozygosity? I know you need 2 alleles/locus for both, but I don't understand what the difference is.

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Postby JackBean » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:46 pm

heterozygoty is state of an individual, while polymorphism is variance in population. And important is, that the minor alleles in polymorphism must be under like 1% (not sure about the number).
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby David25 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 am

Thanks!
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