What does autosomal recessive inheritance mean?


What does autosomal recessive inheritance mean?

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Gregor Mendel is best known for being the father of genetics. Mendel was a monk and did the majority of his research between 1856-1863. His research was carried out on pea plants and through the interbreeding of the different pea plants was able to conclude that there was a pattern to inheritance. Mendel was able to determine how a trait was inherited and that the inheritance was dependent on if the gene was dominant or recessive.

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Humans are a diploid species meaning that there are two copies of each trait. For each trait there are two ways that trait can be characterized;...

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Recessive Trait: Definition & Example


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What is a recessive trait? Learn about recessive traits, including the recessive trait definition, recessive allele definition, and recessive trait examples.

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