recessive gene

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gene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical

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Handlers at the Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast say the pale animal born in January owes its white fur to a recessive gene inherited from mother Tia.
This type of autosomal recessive gene mutation has traditionally been more difficult to trace, resulting in a paucity of research in this area.
The white tigers owe their coat to a recessive gene, which has to be present in both parents for the offspring to be born with a white coat as well; even so, it is only a possibility.
The syndrome is due to an autosomal recessive gene with a gene frequency of 15 per 1000 population.
Some information is dominant and expresses itself in the presence of a recessive gene inherited from the other parent.
Her stunning white coat is the product of a recessive gene similar to that which also produces white tigers.
In fairy tales, tresses are always that color, to indicate the recessive gene and thus, possibly, to remind the reader that progress is a double-edged sword.
For example, about 10 percent of Parkinson's disease patients carry mutations in the recessive gene for Gaucher disease, making our research possibly significant for Parkinson's disease as well.
In this treatise, he identified a male recessive gene that creates seafarers and he even coined a name for their common trait: thalassophilia.
1 in 40 people are carriers of the recessive gene responsible for SMA.
Experts have long suspected that autosomal recessive gene - in which two copies of an abnormal gene are present in an offspring that triggers a disease or a disorder to develop - happens due to marriage among cousins and is involved in congenital heart disease.
Recessive gene disorders that are more likely to occur in consanguineous marriages also ranked high.
Similarly, the DNA analysis checks for hundreds of mutations linked to nearly 40 recessive gene disorders and more than 300 markers and 37 carrier diseases as part of its pre-pregnancy screening, or carrier status report.
The reason for the latter is that as insects and wind move pollen around, the recessive gene in 'Fish' peppers will spread to other peppers in the area.