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What is an example of a recessive gene?

Examples of Recessive Traits
For example, having a straight hairline is recessive, while having a widow's peak (a V-shaped hairline near the forehead) is dominant. Cleft chin, dimples, and freckles are similar examples; individuals with recessive alleles for a cleft chin, dimples, or freckles do not have these traits.

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Also question is, what is meant by recessive gene?

A recessive gene is a gene that can be masked by a dominant gene. In order to have a trait that is expressed by a recessive gene, such as blue eyes, you must get the gene for blue eyes from both of your parents. You might remember the word recessive from biology, where it most often appears.

Also, what are the most common recessive genes? These are some of the common dominant and recessive traits in humans that can be easily observed in people around you.

  • Widow's Peak. A widow's peak or the mid-digital hairline is due to expression of the gene for hairline.
  • Bent Pinkie.
  • Earlobe Attachment.
  • Rolling of Tongue.
  • Cleft Chin.
  • Dimples.
  • Handedness.
  • Natural Curly Hair.

what are the recessive traits?

Recessive traits can be carried in a person's genes without appearing in that person. For example, a dark-haired person may have one gene for dark hair, which is a dominant trait, and one gene for light hair, which is recessive.

What is an example of a gene?

Genes are what is inherited from an organism's parents and what give the offspring certain characteristics, and alleles are different forms of a gene. For example, there are several different alleles for eye color genes, such as blue alleles (blue eyes) and brown alleles (brown eyes).

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