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Related to incomplete dominance: Multiple alleles
A heterozygous condition in which both alleles at a gene locus are partially expressed, often producing an intermediate phenotype. Also called partial dominance.
incomplete dominanceFailure of one or other of two ALLELES to exert a dominant effect with the result that the PHENOTYPE has a form somewhere in between those of the two phenotypes that would be produced were either gene homozygous.
incomplete dominancea pattern of inheritance in which a cross between two phenotypically different parents produces an offspring different from either parent but containing partial features of both. The classic example is in flower colour where, for example, crossing white and red snapdragons produces a pink offspring. Compare CODOMINANCE. See also DOMINANCE (1).
1. the supremacy, or superior manifestation, in a specific situation of one of two or more competitive or mutually antagonistic factors or animals.
2. in genetics, alleles which fully express their phenotype when present in the heterozygous state.
behavior by an animal that asserts its dominance over another or a human, such as competing for food, resisting control measures, or assuming dominant postures.
a deviation from gene additive action due to dominance.
when a heterozygote displays the effects of two alleles at the same location; the alleles are said to be incompletely dominant or co-dominant.
location dependent dominance
behavior in which an animal is dominant when in its home territory, but it becomes subordinate outside that territory.
probability of relatives having the same genotype.