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Skipped generation

skipped generation

A phenomenon of pedigrees in which a gene is transmitted from one affected person to another through a phenotypically unaffected person, as by recessivity (especially for x-linked traits), epistasis, variable expressivity, or absence of an environmental challenge such as a toxin. Except at a crass phenotypic level (e.g., clinical or commercial) this term becomes progressively less useful as the mechanisms are elucidated.


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Need Help With Some Sample Test Question

... with recessive alleles, people talk about the disease skipping a generation (e.g. observed in some individuals of the grand parents generation, skipped the all individuals in parents generation, and observed in some of the children). Describe ...

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The Fiber Disease

... solving stuff that I have done. Well after the brainstorming and idea generation stage (divergent stage) there comes a convergent stage where the ... Lecture over. Do read what I have just written IF YOU HAVE JUST SKIPPED OVER IT :D Best wishes, Helen

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