Categories Anthropology I

I.9.4.(d) Genetic imprints in human diseases- 1

Definition- Genomic imprinting refers to an epigenetic marking of genes that results in monoallelic expression. The parent-of-origin dependent phenomenon is a notable exception to the laws of Mendelian genetics. The law of equivalence as provided by Mendel is not universal. This law might be applicable to some genes within the same animal and may not […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.9.3 Genetic load

Genetic load is the fraction by which the average population fitness is decreased in comparison with the genotype showing the highest fitness. The loss of individuals because they carry certain genes, has been termed as genetic load of a species or population. Every human population carries a burden of deleterious mutations which hampers the fitness […]

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