Co-dominance Liger

1. Ligers are not a "man-made" creation. They are the result of a male lion and a female tiger that have been raised together and decide they like each other enough to breed.

2. King of the big cats is the liger, a lion father and tiger mother bred together in a way that enhances both species' gene expression for size, resulting in a cat that's about eleven feet tall and nearly a half a ton in weight.

3. But successful interbreeding is the key, and the hybrid offspring are usually sterile and short-lived.


1. Both alleles are present in the offspring

2. Multiple alleles have co-dominance

3. Each make a slightly different protein

4. Each allele changes the outcome

5. Two alleles of a gene which result in distinctly different phenotypes, but when they are both inherited together in an individual the individual has both of the phenotypes.

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