Difference between Dominant and Recessive traits





A dominant allele is the variant of a gene that will produce a certain phenotype and mask the effect of any other variants of the same gene.

A recessive allele is that variant of a gene that does not create a phenotype (trait expression) in the presence of a dominant allele .

The dominant allele can produce its phenotype (trait expression) even in the presence of the other form of allele.

The recessive allele can produce its phenotype (trait expression) only in the presence of two forms of the same allele.

It is represented using capital letters. 

It is represented using small letters. 

For Example - Tall traits in plants

For Example - Short traits in plants




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