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Recessive trait

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(genetics) A genetic trait that results from the expression of the two recessive alleles.


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When the dominant allele is lacking or when the two alleles present are both recessive, their expression results in a recessive trait.


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Recessive and dominant genetics - Pitx1 case study

Hey, so in my readings on recessive and dominant genetics, I have come across a question that is pretty basic ... " 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 for ...

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... 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 of affected and unaffected ...

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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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... that carries the dominant gene preferrable to the one that carries the recessive gene? Technically, dominant/recessive is an observation of phenotype ... benefiting the individual. Furthermore, it's always possible for a trait that benefits individuals to ultimately harm the group or even the ...

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