Part of speech:
Relating to the trait expressed by such a gene.
Recessive is defined as a gene with characteristics which are not as strong as those on a dominant gene.
A segment of DNA, occupying a specific place on a chromosome, that is the basic unit of heredity. Genes act by directing the production of RNA, which determines the synthesis of proteins that make up living matter and are the catalysts of all cellular processes. The proteins that are determined by genetic DNA result in specific physical traits, such as the shape of a plant leaf, the coloration of an animal's coat, or the texture of a person's hair. Different forms of genes, called alleles , determine how these traits are expressed in a given individual. Humans are thought to have 20,000 to 25,000 genes; bacteria have between 500 and 6,000.
A section of DNA that contains the genetic code for a single polypeptide and functions as a hereditary unit.
One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result.
A male given name
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