How many types of homozygous are there?
Generally speaking, there are three different possibilities: Someone is homozygous for the normal β-globin gene (has two normal copies) Someone is heterozygous (has one normal and one abnormal copy) Someone is homozygous for the abnormal β-globin gene (has two abnormal copies)
Is AA heterozygous homozygous?
A heterozygous individual is someone who has two different alleles at a locus. For instance, using the sickle cell example, a heterozygous individual might have a genotype of AS. A homozygous individual has two identical alleles at a locus. The genotype for a homozygous individual might be AA or SS.
Is homozygous purebred?
Purebred – Also called HOMOZYGOUS and consists of gene pairs with genes that are the SAME. Hybrid – Also called HETEROZYGOUS and consists of gene pairs that are DIFFERENT. Genotype is the actual GENE makeup represented by LETTERS.
Is AA homozygous dominant?
Homozygous means that both copies of a gene or locus match while heterozygous means that the copies do not match. Two dominant alleles (AA) or two recessive alleles (aa) are homozygous. One dominant allele and one recessive allele (Aa) is heterozygous.