homozygous mutant and heterozygous mutant
Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:25 AM
I just have problem understanding these terminologies. Could someone please make me clear what "homozygous mutant" and "heterozygous mutant" are?
Thank you in advance
Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:31 PM
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.