Term: Recessive

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Recessive traits are inheritable genes that are not visible in their heterozygous form, but only visible in their homozygous form. When a homozygous animal is bred to an animal without that gene, all of their resulting offspring will be normal in appearance, but will carry the gene from the homozygous parent. These offspring are known as heterozygous, or simply called “hets”.

Term: Recessive was last modified: August 31st, 2010 by Tom
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