Dominant/Recessive Genes

Toby Bradshaw toby at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 28 17:08:49 EST 1994


In article <1994Feb28.185850.18629 at emba.uvm.edu>,
Brian Foley <brianf at med.uvm.edu> wrote:
>Haploid organisms, even if only a small portion 
>of their life cycle is haploid, play by different rules.

I can't think of a sexually reproducing organism that *doesn't*
have a haploid life history stage upon which selection can act.
I'm willing to hear about some exceptions, though :)

So, how are organisms with primarily haploid life cycles 
playing by different rules than organisms with relatively
brief haploid stages?  It seems to me to be a difference
of degree, not of kind.

Toby Bradshaw                       |
Department of Biochemistry          |  Will make genetic linkage maps
and College of Forest Resources     |            for food.
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toby at u.washington.edu               |





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