dominant gene symbols

Carrie Schneider carries at nrel.gov
Fri Sep 17 15:04:22 EST 1993


There is a problem with using a special designation for dominant allelles:
An allelle is dominant or recessive only in relation to another allelle. For
example, a particular "mutant" allelle may be dominant when compared to
one "wild type" allelle, but recessive when compared to another, also
"wildtype" allelle. Thus, a special designation has meaning only if the
allelles to which it was compared are known.
Carrie Schneider
NREL



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