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Quora Answer: “Why does a recessive occur…”

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Question: Why does a recessive occur in an offspring and not in the phenotype of an individual? Answer: ======== Because a recessive trait is something that doesn’t have any phenotypic effect unless two copies of the allele is present. For an example, let’s take a look at a simple autosomal recessive disorder in humans, which is quite […]

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Quora Answer: “What was Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece?”

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Question: What was Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece? Answer: ======== Thanks for the A2A, and sorry for the *very* late reply. Didn’t check my answer section for a long time! I’ve got to agree with Holly Root-Gutteridge. I haven’t read many Dumas’ stories, but I’ve read The Count of Monte-Cristo and The Musketeers series, excepting the “Louise […]

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Quora Answer: “What does the statement, ‘Alleles…'”

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Question: What does the statement, “Alleles of different genes are inherited independently of each other.” mean? Answer: ======== ETA: If you start reading this answer and then think, but this is not the original question, then please scroll down for a bit. I realised that and have answered the question. First, a disclaimer. I am […]

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Quora Answer: “Pure breeding is messing up…”

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Question: Pure breeding is messing up our dog breeds. What’s it doing to cats? Answer: ======== Pure breeding is messing up everything, be it cats, dogs, or any other animal. Pure breeding itself isn’t wrong, and it along with selective breeding, might be our only hope to restore the messed up breeds to their original […]