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Reproductive Mechanism and Trait Expression

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What is the reproductive mechanism that allows for an offspring to inherit a trait that is expressed in neither parent?

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There are actually several mechanisms.

The most simple is recessive alleles (traits). Each parent can be heterozygous for a trait, in other words, carrying the genetic information for two traits but only expressing ...

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