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RE: someone please define the term het?

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Posted by: westcoastjungle at Fri Mar 14 10:25:56 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by westcoastjungle ]  
   

Het is short for heterozygous which is a term for recessive traits such as albinos. In recessive traits both parents must carry the gene for the trait to be visible. A het animal looks normal but carries a gene for that trait, When an albino is bred to a normal(in Ball pythons for example) the babies look normal but are 100% het for albino. If you breed that het to another 100% het their babies would only be 66% het meaning the possibility of them carrying the albino gene is 66%.

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