In simple discussions of genetics one hears of dominant and recessive
genes. Dominant genes are expressed, while recessive ones are not.
What is it exactly that makes one of a complementary pair of genes
dominant and the other recessive? Also, is the domination complete
(i.e. dominant gene expressed 100%, recessive gene expressed 0%) or
is it more of a 90%/10% or 80%/20% situation?
I know that the laws of thermodynamics must be obeyed, so if you
can explain this phenomenon using thermodynamic arguments I would
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