Dominant Allele

  • (noun): An allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different.

Some articles on allele, dominant, dominant allele, alleles:

Seal Brown (horse) - Former Theories About The Genetics of Seal Brown - Extension-brown and Dominant Black
... Castle postulated that there was a third allele at the Extension locus ED or "dominant black" ... of such conditions in other animals, Castle suggested that the dominant black gene (ED) would override the "points" pattern of dominant Agouti (A) and produce black or near-black horses, which could then go on ... coat color, which is often quite nearly black, could be produced by this allele ...
Labrador Retriever Coat Colour Genetics - Biochemical Pathway - Role of The E Locus
... Labradors that are homozygous dominant for the E allele (E/E) have a mutant, extremely active form of MC1R where eumelanin is constantly being produced ... Labradors that are homozygous recessive for the E allele (e/e) also have a mutant for of MC1R, but this mutant is a “loss of function” receptor that cannot ... that are homozygous recessive for the E allele will only produce pheomelanin and will appear yellow ...
Dobermann - Characteristics - Appearance - Color
... color and dilution genes have at least one dominant allele (i.e ... The blue Doberman has the color gene with at least one dominant allele and the dilution gene with both recessive alleles (i.e ... occurring only when both the color and dilution genes have two recessive alleles (i.e ...
Seal Brown (horse) - Genetics of Seal Brown
... a horse has two copies of the "broken" allele and therefore no copies of the functional E allele, the horse is completely incapable of depositing black pigment in the hair ... can only have two copies of the Agouti gene, there are four alleles or options A+ (wildtype, dominant) highly restricted black points such as those seen in Przewalski's horses ... A (mutation, 2o dominant) restricted black points, responsible for standard bay ...

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