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Dominant trait



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


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

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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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Views: 1379

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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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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How dominance works at the DNA/RNA/protein

... mental model now: Suppose we have a gene G which comes in two forms, G (dominant) and g (recessive), and we have an individual who is Gg (heterozygous ... plants are Green. So, green is dominant. At that point it’s called a trait locus. Than you do a lot of research and discover that this locus ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How dominance works at the DNA/RNA/protein
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