dominant allele


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dominant allele

[′däm·ə·nənt ə′lēl]
(genetics)
The member of a pair of alleles which is phenotypically indistinguishable in both the homozygous and heterozygous condition.
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Thus, although the detection of a dominant allele may indicate a hidden carcinoma in some cases, the use of digital PCR does not overcome the limited analytical specificity of KRAS mutations for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
The lfo mutant produces organs of increased size and is a dominant allele.
These results indicate that the bluish and greenish shell color variant types are controlled by a recessive allele (b) and a dominant allele (G) at a single locus.
At that locus the dominant allele C allows full expression of any of the genes for pattern, color or dilution which are present.
Peas with at least one dominant allele, I, are yellow at maturity, whereas peas with two recessive genes, ii, are green at maturity.