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An organism that has different alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.


(ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡəʊt)
(Biology) an animal or plant that is heterozygous; a hybrid. Compare homozygote
ˌheterozyˈgosis n


(ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt)

a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
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Noun1.heterozygote - (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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Among them, Individuals with the A allele homozygotes also had longer loin meet thickness and higher eye muscle area than those with the AG heterozygotes in population (p<0.
It would be particularly beneficial for animals with long gestation period to save the time required for breeding for the production of homozygote animals from the verified heterozygotes.
Heterozygotes present with mild clinical picture with fully compensated hemolysis whereas homozygotes and compound heterozygotes like hereditary elliptocytosis in combination with beta thalassaemia trait present with severe hemolytic anaemia due to mutual enhancement of involved genes4.
How do homozygotes and heterozygotes with this condition differ?
The genetic pathogenesis mainly involves three different gene alterations; they can be homozygotes, compound heterozygotes or double heterozygotes.
Le but : sensibiliser les medecins sur les formes de prise en charge de l'enfant et les parents heterozygotes (porteurs de la maladie).
They found that epsilon-4 homozygotes and heterozygotes had signifi-candy higher mean test-specific distress levels, compared with noncarriers (P less than .
They found that epsilon-4 homozygotes and heterozygotes had significantly higher mean test-specific distress levels, compared with noncarriers (P less than .
The Hardy-Weinberg test for deficiency of heterozygotes yielded significant deviation for locus AaH11 in SSW (P = < 0.
1949) correctly identified the codominant nature of the alleles in heterozygous individuals with sickle cell trait (SCT) because both normal hemoglobin A and abnormal hemoglobin S are expressed in heterozygotes.