2nd October 2019


What is the combination of two alleles called?

An organism in which the two copies of the gene are identical — that is, have the same allele — is called homozygous for that gene. An organism which has two different alleles of the gene is called heterozygous.

In this regard, what is the allele combination of an organism?

Genetics Vocabulary Quiz
phenotypeAn organism's physical appearance, or visible traits
genotypeAn organism's genetic makeup, or allele combinations
heterozygousDescribes an organism that has two different alleles for a trait
homozygousDescribes an organism with two identical alleles for a trait

What is the actual combination of alleles of an organism?

Considering the alleles of a gene present in an organism and the physical results, brings us to the terms genotype, phenotype, and trait. An organism's genotype is its specific combination of alleles for a given gene.
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