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  • For example, in real-life some traits (like eye-color and a vulnerability to alcoholism) can skip generations.

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  • You can change eye-color or hair-color without such fuss, but a change in mass would require a full overhaul of the entire genetic structure to be viable.

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  • I am reminded of the grade school exercise where the class is divided into groups by hair or eye-color with one group arbitrarily designated as inferior and to be persecuted.

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  • Morgan and his school were well aware that, as a rule, many genes were involved in the development of a particular trait as, e.g., eye-color, and that one gene could affect several characters.


  • Thus the alteration of a trait could be causally related to a change in (or a loss of) a single genetic factor, even if it was plausible in general that a trait like eye-color was, in fact, determined by a whole group of variously interacting genes


  • With ever-evolving genetic technology, potential mothers might soon be able to screen sperm donors for anything from genetic abnormalities to eye-color to left-handedness.

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  • I reserve the right to discriminate based on sex, religion, race, disability, eye-color, personality type, or anything else I so feel like.

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  • Purple eye-color, for example, is recessive to the wild-type character (red eye-color).

    Molecular Genetics

  • The eye-color mutant known as purple is associated with a gene located on chromosome II.

    Molecular Genetics

  • This quotation suggests that the relationship between gene and eye-color in classical genetics exhibited the same complexity that Rosenberg discussed at the molecular level (compare this quotation to the passage from Rosenberg 1985 quoted in section 3.2).

    Molecular Genetics


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