Homozygous Recessive: Definition & Disorders


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If C is a dominant allele and c is its recessive counterpart, which alleles must be present for a homozygous recessive trait to show?

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1. If a child has a homozygous recessive disorder, what do we know about her parents?

2. We say that a healthy person with one recessive gene is a/an ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will present with you different scenarios related to homozygous recessive alleles. You will need to identify certain aspects of these situations correctly. To do so, you will need to understand the definitions of the terms provided in the questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Homozygous recessive
  • Dominant alleles
  • Recessive genes
  • Recessive disorders
  • Malaria
  • Homozygotes

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related homozygous recessive lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of homozygous recessive
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about genotypes in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding homozygous recessive and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and head over to the corresponding lesson Homozygous Recessive: Definition & Disorders. The lesson will provide you with the following information:

  • Defining recessive alleles
  • Exploring the meaning of homozygous individuals
  • Detailing the relation between recessive and dominant alleles
  • Describing the survival of the recessive gene