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Unformatted text preview: WWW.FRANKLINCO.K12.NC.US 4 Overview of gene interactions
Genes can mask, tweak, complement, and suppress the phenotypes of other genes. Be aware of the expected patterns of inheritance in each case. Try to imagine what’s going on at the molecular level (protein - protein interaction, enzymes in a given pathway) Make a hypothesis and draw out a Punnett square of the expected results - do the data ﬁt? 5 Epistasis (‘stopping’)
One gene alters the phenotypic expression of another gene Ex: Bald men an...
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