recessiveness

Definitions

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  • noun The property of being recessive.

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Examples

  • The movie, rated NC-17 for explicit sex, places its tortured hero in a stylized milieu of offices and clubs, as well as an austere apartment with dramatic views of lower Manhattan, and contrasts his emotional recessiveness with the frantic volatility of his self-destructive sister, Sissy; she's played brilliantly by Carey Mulligan.

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  • The only reason we know it's genetic is because it's a physical trait and is very easy to identify the pattern of recessiveness in blue eyed people.

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  • This lesson should also build the idea that dominance and recessiveness are not properties of alleles in isolation, but properties of relationships between pairs of alleles.

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  • This lesson should also build the idea that dominance and recessiveness are not properties of alleles in isolation, but properties of relationships between pairs of alleles.

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  • If two tall people got married, there would be a 50% chance to be as big or bigger than their children, depending on recessiveness of tallness.

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  • He observed similar dominance of one gene form and recessiveness of the alternative gene form in other characters as well leading him to generalize the phenomenon as a law, the Law of Dominance.

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  • But before taking it up it is as well to learn the real signification of recessiveness in the hybrids themselves.

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  • And I'm definitely pleased that my children have such a deep curiosity about things - they already understand the concepts of inbreeding and outbreeding, and can talk about expressed and unexpressed traits, dominance and recessiveness.

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  • Though some may insist that it being recessive would slow down evolution by argument of Tae-Sachs disease, genetic drift and immunity to tuberculosis (a much more dangerous disease, especially during recent history), not recessiveness would cause that phenotype to stay in the population.

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  • Mendel coined the present day terms in genetics: recessiveness and dominance.

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