Dominant Vs. Recessive Phenotype

Dominant Vs. Recessive Phenotype

Phenotype is the physical observable characteristics of an organism determined by genetic makeup and environmental influences. Dominant alleles (characterized by an upper-case letter) are usually more dominantly shown in a population than recessive alleles (characterized by a lower-case letter).
Some examples of dominant vs. recessive phenotypes are: eyes (brown eyes are dominant while blue and green eyes are recessive), freckles (people with freckles display the dominant phenotype while people without them have the recessive phenotype) earlobes (unattached earlobes are dominant while attached earlobes are recessive), hair color (brown or black hair is the dominant phenotype while blond or red hair is the recessive phenotype), etc.

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by | August 18, 2012 · 11:35 am

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