- Normally, people do not have one blue eye and one brown eye, or half brown hair and half blond hair because most genetic traits are the result of the expression of either the dominant or the recessive genes or alleles.
- Secondly; reductions in the available gene pool have almost always resulted in further proliferation of genetic disorders as recessive genes have a higher probability of combining.
- In so-called recessive disorders, such as sickle cell disease, your child needs to inherit two bad copies of the gene - one from each parent - to develop the disease.
- Short hair being dominant over long, breedings between shorthair and longhair cats will produce only shorthair kittens, unless the shorthair parent is carrying the recessive gene for long hair.
- On occasion, families are observed where both parents have a recessive single gene disorder and yet have normal offspring.
- I suspect we shall see the resurgence of all sorts of recessive traits.
- It would operate like inbreeding, which increases the odds of offspring inheriting the same deleterious recessive allele from both parents.
- Self-pollination in these strains was found to be controlled by duplicate, recessive genes.