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Search Results for: hemizygous

Hemizygous gene

Definition noun A gene in which it has no allelic counterpart or is present as only a single copy instead of the usual two... Read More

Hemizygous

Definition adjective (1) Characterized by having one or more genes without allelic counterparts. (2) Pertaining to a diploid... Read More

Hemizygosity

Definition noun A genetic condition where there is only one copy of a gene in an otherwise diploid cell or... Read More

Hemizygote

Definition noun, plural: hemizygotes A diploid cell or organism in which there is only one allele present for a particular... Read More

Latent carrier

Latent carrier a person, typically a prospective parent, bearing the appropriate genotype of a trait (homozygous for... Read More

Lethal Gene

Any gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage of life.A genes whose effect on the phenotype... Read More

Homozygote

Definition noun, plural: homozygotes A nucleus, cell or organism where the alleles for a particular gene on each chromosome... Read More

Heterozygote

Definition noun, plural: heterozygotes A nucleus, cell or organism possessing two different alleles for a particular... Read More

Zygosity

Definition noun (genetics) The degree of similarity or the dissimilarity of the DNA sequences in specific coding segments,... Read More

X-linked inheritance

Definition noun (genetics) Inheritance for genes on the X chromosome Supplement Sex chromosomes are not only relevant for... Read More