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Dominant is an allele that will always be expressed in a heterozygous individual.

Recessive on other hand are traits that will only be expressed in a homozygous condition.

Organisms receive one allele for each trait from each parent, thus you have two alleles for each trait.

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Q: What is the difference between dominant and recessive alleles for specific traits?
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Does a dominant allele mask the effect of a recessive allele?

Dominant alleles override recessive alleles, but do not eliminate them. The recessive alleles can reoccur in future generations despite both parents having dominant alleles.


Is a situation in which a dominant allele completely masks a recessive allele for a gene.?

If you have 2 dominant alleles, the gene will be dominant, if you have 2 recessive alleles, the gene will be recessive. But if you have 1 recessive and 1 dominant, the Dominant allele will mask the recessive one.


Compare and contrast dominant and recessive alleles?

Dominant alleles only reproduce organisms called DUBS. Recessive alleles reproduce organisms called STENS.


What is the difference between dominant and recessive alleles?

Dominant alleles are expressed regardless of any other alleles. Recessive alleles are not expressed if a dominant allele is present. Dominant alleles are written with capital letters (eg. B or T), recessive with lower case letters (eg. b or t). Dominant - if B codes for black fur - BB and Bb will both end up with black fur. Recessive - if b codes for white fur, only bb will result in white fur.


What happens when a dominant and recessive allele are both present?

Dominant alleles will always DOMINATE over recessive alleles. Hence, although the genotype of one is dominant and recessive, their phenotype only shows the dominant features. The recessive allele will still be in their genes, hence, the recessive allele can still be passed on to offsprings. However, it is only when one has 2 recessive alleles that their phenotype will show recessive.

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What is the difference between dominant and recessive genes?

There are no such things as dominant and recessive genes. There are only dominant and recessive alleles. Dominant alleles are parts of a gene that present its features over the recessive allele, which is the one that is always masked by the dominant allele. The recessive allele's trait only shows if both of the alleles in a trait are recessive.


What can be dominant or recessive?

Alleles can be dominant or recessive


What is the difference between dominant genes and recessive genes?

There are no such things as dominant and recessive genes. There are only dominant and recessive alleles. Dominant alleles are parts of a gene that present its features over the recessive allele, which is the one that is always masked by the dominant allele. The recessive allele's trait only shows if both of the alleles in a trait are recessive.


When alleles are neither dominant or recessive?

this is called codominance when alleles are neither dominant or recessive.


The difference between dominant and recessive traits?

Dominant traits are those which are expressed even when other trait alleles are present. Recessive are those which are only expressed when the dominant alleles are not present.


Are Recessive alleles masked by dominant alleles when both are present in the genotype?

Yes, recessive alleles are hidden due to the dominant alleles.


What is the difference between a herezygous and a homozygous?

"Heterozygous" and "homozygous" are terms that refer to alleles, which, in genetics determine what trait, from which parent, will appear in the offspring. Alleles can be either Dominant or Recessive. Every organism has two alleles, which can both be dominant, both recessive, or one of each.So,If an organism heterozygous, it has one recessive and one dominant allele.If an organism is homozygous then both of its alleles are the same; you need to specify if they are homozygous recessive (both alleles are recessive) or homozygous dominant (both alleles are dominant).


Does a dominant allele mask the effect of a recessive allele?

Dominant alleles override recessive alleles, but do not eliminate them. The recessive alleles can reoccur in future generations despite both parents having dominant alleles.


What is the difference between heterozygous and homozygous alleles?

"Homo" means 'one' or 'the same'. Homozygous alleles are either both dominant or both recessive. In heterozygous alleles, one allele is dominant and the other is recessive


Why can't recessive alleles be expressed?

Recessive alleles can be expressed only when there is a homogenous combination of recessive alleles. That is, recessive alleles are only expressed, when there are no dominant alleles in the gene. So, 'A' being dominant and 'a' being recessive allel, the following genes have a dominant phenotype: 'AA' (homogenous dominant) and 'Aa' (heterogenous). The following have a recessive phenotype: 'aa' (homogenous recessive). All this is assuming that there are only 2-allel genes and there is no co-representation (difference in phenotype between 'AA' and 'Aa').


How are dominant and recessive alleles are represented in a punnett square?

the dominant alleles are represented by uppercase letters and the recessive in lowercase letters.


How are dominant and recessive alleles represented in a Punnet square?

Dominant alleles are shown by a capital letter and recessive alleles are lowercase letters.

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