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When lethal genes are present in the organism's chromosomes, the organism is unable to survive. Semi Lethal genes are harmful to the organism but does not cause Death. E.g Huntington Chorea in human

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Do autosomes have lethal recessive genes?

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Genes that cause abnormal development and the death of an individual are called?

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Why are lethal dominant alleles so much more rare than lethal recessive alleles?

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When are recessive lethal genes deadly?

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How would a lethal allele be dominant?

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