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Meaning of RECESSIVE GENE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  gene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical; "the recessive gene for blue eyes"
 
 See Also: factor, gene

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A gene that is expressed only when it is present in two copies or if the other copy is missing.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Characterized as having a phenotype expressed only when both copies of the gene are mutated or missing.
  2. A gene which will be expressed only if there are 2 identical copies or, for a male, if one copy is present on the X chromosome.
 

 

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