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Postby ckjones » Tue May 17, 2005 8:33 pm

Eye color in humans is the result of ____________ inheritance. what is this???
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Postby Poison » Tue May 17, 2005 8:49 pm

1) mutagens
2) not sure about it so anotherone can answer this for you.
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Postby Chris4 » Tue May 17, 2005 9:07 pm

hereditary. (i think. or is there another word?)

Its genetics
I checked on the wonderful wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_colour
I didnt know this but, two genes have been identified which control eye color. EYCL3 is found on chromosome 15 and codes for brown and blue eyes (BEY). EYCL1, found on chromosome 19, codes for green and blue eyes (GEY).
Although other genes are involved.
Interesting...
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Postby Poison » Tue May 17, 2005 9:09 pm

Some time ago there was a first question... Gone now... :D
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Postby ckjones » Tue May 17, 2005 9:15 pm

im sorry i took the first question off of here.........but as for the eye color ? i have 4 different answer to choose from they are as followed
a) multiple allelic
b) polygenic
c) sex-linked
d) simple dominant
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Postby biostudent84 » Tue May 17, 2005 10:11 pm

D. Simple dominant.
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Postby ckjones » Tue May 17, 2005 10:15 pm

wrong i just found the answer and it is .....B. polygenic
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Postby Chris4 » Tue May 17, 2005 10:29 pm

Thats not fair. I didnt get those 4 options. :cry:

Blue eye colour is recessive. So it cant be simple dominant.
Whats the simple bit about?
The genetics of eye colour and dominant genes isn't simple. It can be very complicated :lol:
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Postby mith » Tue May 17, 2005 11:57 pm

Well there's more than one eye color so I would have said mutiple allelic because there's hazel, green, blue, brown, black...etc.
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Postby victor » Thu May 19, 2005 1:32 pm

I think the main factor that dominates eye color is hereditary factor and the second is mutation.
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Postby MrMistery » Thu May 19, 2005 6:33 pm

I thing you better do some reading on the subject victor... mutation affects everything.. it is not involved in this subject in particluar.
PS: i would have said polygenic since there are 2 genes :D Unfortunatelly, i wasn't able to sign in yesterday
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Postby Poison » Thu May 19, 2005 7:29 pm

Yes, as much as I know there are 2 genes .
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