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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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need help with some home work

... person can turn out to be tall if he has-Tt(heterozygous) or TT(homozygous).-Here T is the dominant trait over t. whereas the person will become dwarf only if both the alleles for the gene is tt. (I hope this explanation of mine made some sense! ;-)) Hence as answer of your question-there is ...

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by Athira
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: need help with some home work
Replies: 2
Views: 938

wildlife gardening

... any habitat you may have created. The GREAT WATCHWORD with wildlife is Do Not Disturb. Ornamentals are mostly slower growing in our climate or dwarf varieties of natives, and in either case their habit is much more compact than any wild tree or shrub. And a compact habit means that wildlife ...

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by animartco
Sun May 18, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wildlife gardening
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Views: 1761

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
Replies: 2
Views: 6458

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
Replies: 3
Views: 4970

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
Replies: 1
Views: 2971
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