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recessive

1. Genetics
a. (of a gene) capable of producing its characteristic phenotype in the organism only when its allele is identical
b. (of a character) controlled by such a gene
2. Genetics
a. a recessive gene or character
b. an organism having such a gene or character

recessive

[ri′ses·iv]
(genetics)
An allele that is not expressed phenotypically when present in the heterozygous condition.
An organism homozygous for a recessive gene.
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USH2A-associated autosomal recessive nonsyndromatic retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic condition that manifests as vision loss without associated hearing loss.
The dominant E gene ("E") allows the pigment to be deposited normally into the fur, but its mutated recessive gene ("e") prohibits the depositing of pigment.
Whole-exome sequencing identifies recessive WDR62 mutations in severe brain malformations.
"This is the deepest dive yet into recessive mutations in autism -- but we're not done," says Yu, who led the study with first author Ryan Doan, PhD, in Boston Children's Division of Genetics and Genomics.
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Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in one of ten different genes that lead to platelet dense granule deficiency.
It has been involved in both dominant and recessive congenital myopathies and it plays a central role in excitation-contraction coupling, causing altered excitability and/or changes in calcium homeostasis in muscle cells [11-14].
This study included two small Chinese recessive deaf families: family 1 (Figure 1(a)) and family 2 (Figure 1(b)).
RP may be inherited in an autosomal dominant (adRP), autosomal recessive (arRP) or an X-linked recessive pattern.
These gender symbols may be empty (normal), having a dot inside (carrier), dark filled (affected), lightly filled (affected for dominant mode and carrier for recessive mode) to represent the occurrence of a respective phenotype (Fig.
Early efforts to treat the cutaneous manifestations of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) with cellular therapy involved the use of intradermal injections of allogeneic fibroblasts and mesenchymal stromal cells.