Meiosis

Meiosis is the process of copying, pairing and separating chromosomes to make reproductive cells such as eggs and sperm. Organisms that reproduce asexually use a form of cell division called mitosis to reproduce. *See Mitosis* Meiosis generally means a parent cell creating daughter cells. Because the cells divide twice, they end up with only 23… Continue reading Meiosis

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Dominance (Genetics)

A dominant gene, or allele, simply means a gene that alters the phenotype in such a way that it masks the effects of another gene from the same locus. (A locus is the position of the DNA of a gene on a chromosome. The chromosomal locus is a series of numbers detailing the chromosome, arm,… Continue reading Dominance (Genetics)