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Alleles

(noun) Plural form of allele.

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What makes dominant allele dominant?

You can have tens of alleles (often you do in a population). How do you imagine effect of two recessive alleles?

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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What makes dominant allele dominant?

Yes, it is possible that there are more than two different alleles for a gene. The most popular example, that comes into my mind, is blood types (AB0-system). But it is not possible that more than one is recessive to all the others - what would happen ...

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by Tricho
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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What makes dominant allele dominant?

Can a gene have e.g. three alleles for three different colors. Which is (are) dominant? Must there be a dominant one? Can all be recessive?

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by kau
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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Microevolution verus Macroevolution

Evolution is defined as variation in the frequencies of alleles, where an allele is a specific iteration of a given gene. Microevolution is defined as variations in the frequencies of alleles below species level, in a population of organisms. Macroevolution ...

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by hackenslash
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Microevolution verus Macroevolution
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What makes dominant allele dominant?

1) each gene can have from one to many alleles 2) it's not only about expression. The difference can be anywhere from transcription to protein post-translational modifications. There can be mutation in the promotor changing significantly expression. ...

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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