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#1 The Question

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:25 AM

Hi everyone

I just have problem understanding these terminologies. Could someone please make me clear what "homozygous mutant" and "heterozygous mutant" are?

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:31 PM

Each diploid cell has two copies of every gene. Any given gene may contain a mutation. If only one copy of the gene contains the mutation it is a heterozygous mutant. If both copies of the gene contain the mutation it is a homozygous mutant.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:49 AM

Each diploid cell has two copies of every gene. Any given gene may contain a mutation. If only one copy of the gene contains the mutation it is a heterozygous mutant. If both copies of the gene contain the mutation it is a homozygous mutant.



Thank you Doxorubicin for removing the confusion.

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