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25 January, 11:23

What other word from this unit has a prefix homo and means to have two copies of the same allele

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  1. 25 January, 12:43
    The correct answer is homozygous.

    Homozygous is a term for genotype that has identical alleles for a single trait.

    An allele is a form of a gene and diploid organisms have two alleles for a given trait: one inherited from father and one for mother.

    Homozygous alleles may be dominant or recessive. A homozygous dominant has two dominant alleles and expresses the dominant phenotype (expressed physical trait), while homozygous recessive has two recessive alleles and expresses the recessive phenotype.
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