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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An animal or plant that contains genes for both members of at least one pair of allelomorphic characters and that segregates according to Mendel's laws and does not breed true to type with respect to the specified character.

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  • Other common autosomal recessive diseases such as sickle cell anemia have been found to protect carriers from other diseases, a concept known as heterozygote advantage.
  • This is known as heterozygote advantage.
  • A1A2 heterozygote is phenotypically identical to the
  • This is where the heterozygote has a higher fitness than either homozygote. for more
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