Answer to Question #70241 in Genetics for Nikhil

Question #70241
Can lethal genes be considered as a part of Pleiotropic genes or are they two different things? Eg: Sickle cell anaemia is an example of pleotropic gene but it can also mean presence of lethal genes in homozygous recessive state and semi lethal in heterozygous state?
1
Expert's answer
2017-09-26T09:27:06-0400
Yes, lethal genes can be considered as a part of pleiotropic genes. Second question is not a question actually, but anyway, yes, sickle cell anemia is good example of disease caused by pleotropic gene with lethal effect.

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

LATEST TUTORIALS
New on Blog
APPROVED BY CLIENTS