from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The hybrid of parents that differ at only one gene locus, for which each parent is homozygous with a different allele.

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  • n. A hybrid between two species that only have a difference of one gene.

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  • n. a hybrid produced by crossing parents that are homozygous except for a single gene locus that has two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)


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  • What is the expected genotypic ration resulting from a homozygous dominant x heterozygous monohybrid cross? what are some examples of generalists (species with broad niches) and specialist (species with narrow niches)?

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  • When functioning with only one feature this state is called a monohybrid.

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