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Dwarf

pl Dwarfs . [OE. Dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, as. Dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. Dwerg, MHG. Twerc, g. Zwerg, Icel. Dvergr, Sw. & dan. Dverg; of unknown origin.

An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind; especially, a diminutive human being.

During the middle ages dwarfs as well as fools shared the favor of courts and the nobility.

dwarf is used adjectively in reference to anything much below the usual or normal size; as, dwarf tree; dwarf honeysuckle.

(Science: botany) dwarf elder, a low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence.


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Re: How Genes/expression Determine Organism Shape

... A (AA) will produce 200 units of hormone/hour = tall. One A and one B allele (AB) will produce 150 units = medium height, BB and AC = 100 units = dwarf, and CC = no hormone = incompatible with life. This example is just one of many ways of regulation. It's oversimplified, since in nature many ...

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by Cat
Mon May 20, 2013 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How Genes/expression Determine Organism Shape
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Genetics problems

... to constricted pea pod shape. Pea plant size is also controlled by a one gene – two allele system with tall size being completely dominant to dwarf size. Given a plant was heterozygous for pod shape and homozygous recessive for plant size: a. What is the phenotype of this plant? b. If this ...

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by jamesandrew
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics problems
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Views: 3348

genetic phenotype

Its like, if we consider tall character as dominant and dwarf as recessive the if the heterozygous is tall the tall is dominant and is the heterozygous is not tall and dwarf it is codominance.So i dont think reading the dna sequence changes anything.

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by gauthum
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic phenotype
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Views: 1675

Mendelian Genetics

... to constricted pea pod shape. Pea plant size is also controlled by a one gene – two allele system with tall size being completely dominant to dwarf size. Given a plant was heterozygous for pod shape and homozygous recessive for plant size a. What is the phenotype of this plant? b. If this ...

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by Masher123
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:40 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mendelian Genetics
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Views: 4433

Biology Homework Help!!

... variety of pea plant called Blue Persian produces a tall plant with blue seeds. A second pure-breeding variety of pea plant called Spanish Dwarf produces a short plant with white seeds. The two varieties are crossed, and the resulting seeds are collected. They are all white, and when they ...

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by chohlman
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Biology Homework Help!!
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