Heterozygous

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Heterozygosity refers to an individual's Genotype. It occurs when an organism inherits a dominant and recessive allele for a particular gene from the parents. The phenotype of this heterozygous individual is determined by the dominant allele in the genotype while the recessive allele will show nothing in the phenotype [1].

References

  1. Griffths A. J. F., Wessler S. R., Lewontin R. C., Carroll S. B. (2008) Introduction to Genetic Analysis. 9th Edition. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company
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