inheritance of white locks of hair

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inheritance of white locks of hair

Post by MrMistery » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:45 pm

Ok, so what is the deal with a white lock of hair in humans. I have been told 3 things:
1. it is a somatic mutation, and thus not passed on to ofspring - by a high-school book
2. it is a case of mitotic crossing-over - by a Genetics PhD, super college profesor dude
3. it is a "family character", transmitted dominantly from parent to offspring. - another high-school book.

Help me out..
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Post by Ali Asim » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:31 pm

It is Family character transmitted ressesively from parent to offspring. what ever i have read it is not a dominent character

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:26 pm

recesseviley? Ok, that's the only option i didn't encounter anywhere...
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