eye color and paternity

Rcjohnsen rcjohnsen at aol.com
Tue Jun 25 10:32:08 EST 1996


It is indeed quite possible!  The inheritance of eye color as a simple
case of brown being dominant and blue, recessive is patently false.  Many
old genetics text books present it this way and unfortunately this is what
most people remember.  Inheritance of eye color is complex(many gene pairs
are involved) and your case is not far off the general rule--that blue
eyed and/or green eyed parents most often have blue or green eyed
children.  However, I have known cases where two blue eyed parents have
had brown eyed children where paternity was not a question.
Rcjohnsen at aol.com



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