Codominance

Definition

noun

A condition in which the alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote are fully expressed thereby resulting in offspring with a phenotype that is neither dominant nor recessive.


Supplement

A typical example showing codominance is the ABO blood group system. For instance, a person having A allele and B allele will have a blood type AB because both the A and B alleles are codominant with each other.


Compare: complete dominance, incomplete dominance.
See also: allele.


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