dominant gene

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Noun1.dominant gene - gene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identicaldominant gene - gene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identical; "the dominant gene for brown eyes"
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
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A dominant gene is "strong" and always dominates a "weaker" gene.
A dominant gene masks the effects of a recessive gene, and so recessive traits are only seen when an individual inherits genes that are both recessive - this is expected to occur in one in every four offspring.
The topics include prominent machine learning and data mining methods with example applications to the medical domain, cancer prediction methodology using an enhanced artificial neural network-based classifier and dominant gene expression, a penalized fuzzy clustering algorithm with its application in magnetic resonance image segmentation, seven discretization techniques used for rule induction from data on the lazy eye vision disorder, and applying artificial intelligence in minimally invasive surgery and artificial palpitation.
Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) refers to any of several hereditary forms of diabetes caused by mutations in an autosomal dominant gene.
Unlike the Cornish Rex, Devon Rex and LaPerm breeds which also have frizzy coats, the Selkirk Rex possesses a dominant gene and has a different "curl phenotype" or visible hair texture altogether.
Aphid resistance in the Ontario and Maine populations seems to be controlled by multiple genes, while resistance in the Michigan population is governed by one dominant gene.
Marais & Du Toit [10] reported that PI 294994 carries a dominant gene (Dn5) different from other known genes.
A dominant gene produces the homozygous phenotype in a heterozygote because half of the protein is enough to get the job done.
The facts: While it's possible to inherit obesity, it's not a dominant gene.
The father of her litter has one dominant gene and one recessive gene for ear shape.
Yet if in the context of this studious lineage Art Fair Art comes on a bit like a bull in a china shop, it is because the dominant gene in its artistic DNA comes courtesy of more mercurial parentage: I am talking, of course, about that great enabler/disabler of art today, Andy Warhol, but also about such dark-horse publicity whores as Yves Klein and Salvador Dali.