Re: inheritance of characteristics

Date: Mon Feb 08 1999 - 00:00:08 PST

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 03:00:08 EST
Message-Id: <aabcdefg366$foo@default>
Subject: Re: inheritance of characteristics

Regarding whether or not it matters which parent is female ( or male ) There
are two other kinds of inheritance besides simple dominant/recessive -- there
is incomplete dominance ( or qualitative characteristics ) such as the
intensity of coloring in flowers and leaves; and there is mitochondrial DNA
and some factors passed on this way are heavily influenced by the female
I don't know of any specific genes that have been identified in CP, but
perhaps someone in genetic sciences will respond with more information.


>As I understand genetics the only thing that matters is whether a
>particular gene effecting a certain characteristic is recessive or
>dominant. I can't see how the seed bearer has any influence on this.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Tue Jan 02 2001 - 17:31:54 PST