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Glossary Term Semidominant
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 semidominant with respect to the allele "a" if the A/A homozygote has a mutant phenotype, the A/a heterozygote has a less severe phenotype, while the a/a homozygote is wild-type. An example is Pmp22(Tr-J) in mouse. Pmp22(Tr-J)/Pmp22(Tr-J) animals display a myelination defect associated with a "trembler" phenotype, while Pmp22(Tr-J)/Pmp22(+) animals are less severely affected, and Pmp22(+)/Pmp22(+) animals are wild-type.
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