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is this a typo or something?

Postby ekfsksk » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:04 am

on my worksheet it says "The father of a child displays almost exclusively dominant phenotypic traits, while the mother displays almost exclusively recessive phenotypic traits. explain how it is possible for the child to look more like their mother than their father."

so my question here is, isnt it suppose to say "explain how it is possible for the child to look more like their father than their mother" ? im kinda confused cause if father has a dominant phenotypic traits then the child should look more like their father//
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Postby JorgeLobo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:37 am

Would have thought "domnent" would refer to a genotyp as in Mendelian genetics. I'm not familiar with a "dominent phenotype."
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Re: is this a typo or something?

Postby Darby » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:41 pm

This is a very basic question to see if you understand how the alleles can work. It's fine.
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Postby ekfsksk » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:52 pm

wait... so if the question is right... how am i suppose to answer this? im confused...
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Postby JackBean » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:34 pm

If it was as you suggest, there would be nothing to answer :lol: :lol:
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby ekfsksk » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:56 pm

aw.... >:(
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Postby JackBean » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:24 pm

have you ever heard about gene silencing?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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