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Answer to Question #60295 in Genetics for Sanjukta Ghosh

Question #60295
What are balanced lethal. Please do explain with an example and simple english.
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Balanced lethal is a true-breeding heterozygous organism maintained in a stable state through the existence of different lethals on each of a pair of homologous chromosomes and resulting in loss of all homozygotes.

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Assignment Expert
10.06.16, 17:49

Dear Sanjukta Ghosh, please use panel for submitting new questions

Sanjukta Ghosh
09.06.16, 22:54

Dear expert

Does it mean that balanced lethal is an organism which survives due to the existence of heterozygosity of lethal alleles?

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