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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Recessive
Definition One of a series of terms applied to the phenotypic effect of a particular allele in reference to another allele (usually the standard wild-type allele) with respect to a given trait. An allele "a" is said to be recessive with respect to the allele "A" if the A/A homozygote and the A/a heterozygote are phenotypically identical and different from the a/a homozygote. An example is the nonagouti (a) allele of the mouse. A(+)/A(+) and (+)/a mice have identical agouti banding of individual hairs in the coat, while a/a mice have hairs of uniform color.
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04/08/2014
MGI 5.17
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