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Dominant trait

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(genetics) An inherited trait that results from the expression of the dominant allele over the recessive allele.


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The inheritance of one or two copies of the dominant alleles results in the expression of a dominant trait.


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Hey, so in my readings on recessive and dominant genetics, I have come across a question that is pretty basic but still stumping ... I feel that it would cause the mice to be born with no pelvis because the trait is recessive, however i am not sure? Is there anyone to shed light on this ...

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by scienceguy914
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:44 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With
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Genetics Pedigree Help Required

... in the pedigree of Family B, is inheritance of this hearing loss trait consistent with an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive pattern? (Tip: assume autosomal dominant and assign genotypes ...

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by TheBell
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics Pedigree Help Required
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what is a dominant trait and the recessive trait?

How do you tell what is the dominant trait and the recessive trait in plants?

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by natureandbiology
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: what is a dominant trait and the recessive trait?
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Views: 1464

I need help with this Bio genetics problem. X-linked traits?

In cats, coat color is an X-linked trait where a black coat is determined by the XB allele and a yellow coat by the Xb allele. Black and yellow are co-dominant and a heterozygote has a tortoiseshell coat. a) A yellow female cat is bred to a black ...

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by MellowFellow231
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:26 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I need help with this Bio genetics problem. X-linked traits?
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Why is the transcription of the chromosome that carries the dominant gene preferrable to the one that carries the recessive gene? Technically, ... without benefiting the individual. Furthermore, it's always possible for a trait that benefits individuals to ultimately harm the group or even the whole ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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