dominant gene

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Related to dominance of traits: incomplete dominance, Dominant allele, 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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Considering heterosis as the product of genetic divergence and effects of dominance of traits, it is important to know how much the genotypes are in fact divergent to better assess their heterotic behavior.