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Codominant trait



A trait resulting from an allele that is independently and equally expressed along with the other.


An example of codominant trait is blood type, i.e. a person of blood type AB has one allele for blood type A and another for blood type B.

Word origin: co- from Latin cum (with) + dominant

See also: codominance

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Phenotype and genotype ratios

... get one genotype (and thus one phenotype)ů 2. you have to know, which trait is dominant/recessive and which codominant ;) than just look how many of each genotype is there and group those genotypes, ...

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by JackBean
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Phenotype and genotype ratios
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Biology HW help

... with pea plants? 1. An organism that is homozygous for many recessive traits is at a disadvantage 2. Traits are inherited in discrete units, and ... others pink flowers. This can be best explained by 1. the alleles being codominant. 2. environmental factors such as soil pH. 3. acknowledging that ...

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by sharingan23
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Biology HW help
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What makes an allele dominant or recessive?

... refers to a genetic feature that hides the recessive allele. Many traits are determined by pairs of complementary genes, each inherited from ... produce any antigens or antibodies, whereas A and B types (which are codominant) do. Or, in the above case dealing with eye color, there is a ...

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by dipjyoti
Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes an allele dominant or recessive?
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