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Additive Genes

Additive Genes are more than one gene that genetically code for the same function. This function will usually have a wide range of possible phenotypes, such as eye colour, because the wide range of genes and possible permutations of genetic coding allows for a wide range of results.

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Additive Effects vs Epistatic Effects

... points (and consequences) of these two definitions. Heres what I know: Additive effects are when genes @ multiple loci can independently contribute to a phenotype. Epistatic - I'm finding ...

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by ReMuSoMeGa
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Additive Effects vs Epistatic Effects
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Interracial breeding

Things like skin color are polygenic traits; controlled by many genes with an additive effect. Your question is quite broad and I think you should study some basic genetics ...

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by Jammerz
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Interracial breeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3852

Questions regarding lac/trp operons

... glucose metabolism; and 1500+1500=3000 for lac metabolism. QUES. Is it additive like this? Am I on the right track? c) cap+ iS p+ o+ z+ y- / cap- ... removing trp, we will be trying to produce more trp by activating the genes responsible for manufacture of trp. In this case (low trp levels - ...

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by operon
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Questions regarding lac/trp operons
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Views: 5306

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