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- Concerning or pertaining to an allelomorph; Mendelian.
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- adjective of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an allelomorph.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to an
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- adjective of or relating to alleles
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HETEROZYGOTE (different yolk), a zygotic individual which contains both members of an allelomorphic pair.
HOMOZYGOTE (same yolk), an individual which contains only one member of an allelomorphic pair, but contains that in duplicate, having received it from both parents.
But the allelomorphic factors are not the only ones which are segregated into different germ-cells, at the maturation of the cell; for the factors which are not alternative are likewise distributed, more or less independently of each other, so that it is largely a matter of chance whether factors which enter a cross in the same germ-cell, segregate into the same germ-cell or different ones, in the next generation.
When the immature germ-cell, with its double system of factors, matures, it throws out half the factors, retaining only a single system: and the allelomorphic factors which then segregate into different cells are, as has been said above, ordinarily uninfluenced by their stay together.
We now find that albinism in guinea-pigs shows an even greater range of variation,3 yet there can be no doubt of its fundamental unity as a Mendelian character, each grade of which is allelomorphic to every other grade and to normal pigmentation.
Each is a unit character but showing graded allelomorphic conditions which correspond probably with different stages of arrested development of pigmentation or mentality respectively.
Mendelizing characters which assume multiple allelomorphic conditions. 2 Pearson has steadfastly refused to admit that albinism in man is a Mendelizing character, because it may assume various forms ranging from colorless to quite heavily pigmented conditions (blondes).