What is an allele?

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An allele is an alternative form of a gene that is located at a specific position on a specific chromosome. Mendel's law of segregation formulates the process by which an allele is transmitted.

These DNA codings help determine specific traits that can be passed on from parents to offspring and traits that the parents may have had that will remain dormant in their offspring. Organisms have two alleles for each trait. When the alleles of a pair are heterozygous, one is dominant and the other is recessive. The dominant allele is expressed and the recessive allele is masked. For example, in humans the allele for brown eyes is dominant, and the allele for blue eyes is recessive.

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Alleles are corresponding pairs of genes located at a specific position in the chromosomes. Here's an example the Alleles for eye color is found on chromosomes 15 and 19.
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Chromosomes are the containers of human DNA. There are 46 chromosomes in human cells, split into 23 pairs. These pairs of chromosomes are called alleles. When scientists study allele
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Answer An allele is the different forms of a gene.
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An allele is a viable DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) coding that occupies a given locus (position) on a chromosome. These DNA codings determine distinct traits that can be passed on from parents to offspring.
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A recessive allele is an allele that is only competent of producing its trait phenotype when paired with an identical. An allele refers to one of alternative forms ...
A dominant allele is an allele which produces the identical phenotype regardless that its paired allele is identical or different. An allele refers to one of two ...
During segregation, alleles are separated and may undergo speciation. The alleles may also get dispersed somewhere else. ...
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