Incomplete Dominance- Familial Hypercholestrolemia  

Example of Familial Hypercholestrolemia

General Facts

-Mendel's rule is that one allele is not completely dominant over recessive
-The root of incomplete dominance is the way genes function
-The phenotype of heterozygote is intermediate between that of either homozygote.
-The heterozygote phenotype is a blend of the two homozygous phenotypes.
-Familial Hypercholestrolemia is a type of incomplete dominance


Familial Hypercholestrolemia

-Fat pockets built up over time
-High levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels beginning at birth
-Heart attacks start at a young age

Another example of familial hypercholestrolemi

Work Cited

http://www.genome.gov/25520184

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/General_Genetics/Non-Mendelian_Genetics

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