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  • noun Plural form of allelomorph.


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  • Multiple allelomorphs, that is, a series of different grades of a single factor.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Basically, in their experimental crosses with Zea mays, Pisum, and Phaseolus, they observed that the elements responsible for pairs of alternative traits “allelomorphs” in the later terminology of William Bateson (1902), which soon came into general use under the abbreviation of “alleles” segregated randomly in the second filial generation (Mendel's law of segregation), and that these elements were transmitted independently from each other (Mendel's law of independent assortment).


  • From this fact of segregation, it follows that as many kinds of germ-cells can be formed by an individual, as there are possible combinations of factors, on taking one alternative from each pair of allelomorphs present.

    Applied Eugenics

  • These alternatives of a factor are called its allelomorphs.

    Applied Eugenics

  • This appears to be a recessive, but probably involves multiple allelomorphs in man, as in other animals.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Instead of a single pair, there may be a group of "multiple allelomorphs," each member being alternative to every other member of the group.

    Applied Eugenics

  • The Mendelian theory of sex-heredity assumed that in the reduction divisions the two sex-characters, maleness and femaleness, were segregated in the same way as a pair of somatic allelomorphs, but the words maleness and femaleness expressed no real conceptions.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • In every cell with a double system of factors, there are necessarily present two representatives from each set of allelomorphs, but these may or may not be alike -- or in technical language the individual may be homozygous, or heterozygous, as regards the given set of alternative factors.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Psychology_, Aug. - Sept., 1915) concludes that feeble-mindedness is to be explained as a case of multiple allelomorphs.

    Applied Eugenics


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