Genetics question.....

Cliff Mintz mintz at CNJ.DIGEX.NET
Tue Apr 18 10:03:16 EST 1995


On 18 Apr 1995, TAnwar wrote:

> I believe that the Dwarfism might be a Dominant trait.   Therefore both
> parents would have the alleles for Dd X Dd, and therefore 1/4 possibility
> for dd (non-Dwarf).
> 
> 
	I am not a eukaryotic geneticist but I recently heard a piece on 
dwarfism on NPR and Tanwar is right.  The DD genotype is lethal 
consequently, all dwarfs are heterozygous and can bear children that are 
not dwarfs.
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