dominant character


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character

 [kar´ak-ter]
1. a quality or attribute indicative of the nature of an object or organism.
2. in genetics, an observable property of an organism that is under genetic control; a trait.
3. in psychiatry, a term used, especially in the psychoanalytic literature, in much the same way as personality, particularly for those personality traits shaped by life experiences and developmental processes. Compare temperament.
acquired character a noninheritable modification produced in an animal as a result of its own activities or of environmental influences.
character disorders personality disorders.
dominant character a mendelian character that is expressed when it is transmitted by a single gene.
mendelian c's in genetics, the separate and distinct traits exhibited by an animal or plant and dependent on the genetic constitution of the organism.
primary sex c's those traits of the male and female directly concerned in reproduction.
recessive character a mendelian character that is expressed only when transmitted by both genes (one from each parent) determining the trait.
secondary sex c's those traits specific to the male and female but not directly concerned in reproduction, such as facial hair, voice depth, and distribution of body fat.
sex-conditioned character (sex-influenced character) an autosomal trait whose full expression is conditioned by the sex of the individual, e.g., human baldness.
sex-linked character one transmitted consistently to individuals of one sex only, being carried in the sex chromosome.

dom·i·nant char·ac·ter

an inherited character determined by one kind of allele. See: phenotype.

dom·i·nant char·ac·ter

(dom'i-nănt kar'ăk-tĕr)
An inherited character expressed in either the homozygous or heterozygous state.
See: phenotype

character

a quality or attribute indicative of the nature of an object or an organism.
1. in genetics, the expression of a gene or group of genes as seen in a phenotype.
2. in wool the evenness of the crimp.

acquired character
a noninheritable modification produced in an animal as a result of its own activities or of environmental influences.
character data
alphanumeric data.
dominant character
a mendelian character that is expressed when it is transmitted by a single gene.
mendelian c's
in genetics, the separate and distinct traits exhibited by an animal or plant and dependent on the genetic constitution of the organism.
primary sex c's
those characters of the male and female directly concerned in reproduction.
recessive character
a mendelian character that is expressed only when transmitted by both genes (one from each parent) determining the trait.
secondary sex c's
those characters specific to the male and female but not directly concerned in reproduction.
sex-conditioned character, sex-influenced character
an autosomal trait whose full expression is conditioned by the sex of the individual, e.g. human baldness.
sex-linked character
one transmitted consistently to individuals of one sex only, being carried in the sex chromosome.
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