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RE: Striped-Abberrant-Amel Ruthven's ?.

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Posted by: Aaron at Mon Dec 13 17:22:39 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Aaron ]  
   

Has the exact mode of inheritance been discovered for the striped abberrant trait?

I am thinking it works the same as a simple recessive gene except the hets are actually visual. That is the way several pattern mutations work in boids, I believe, and I think they call it co-dominant or dominante, I not really sure. So I am thinking a striped abberrant ruthveni would function like a heterozygous does and a super striped abberrant would function the same way as a homozygous.

For example:

Striped abberrant x normal = 50% striped abberrant 50% normal.

Striped abberrant x striped abberrant = 25% normal, 50% striped abberrant and 25% super striped abberrant.

Super striped abberrant x normal = 100% striped abberrant.

Super striped abberrant x striped abberrant = 50% super striped abberrant and 50% striped abberrant.

Do you know if that's the way this trait works?

If that's the way it works I can imagine these are the problems that could occur: A normal ruthveni with a few broken bands can easily be confused with a low grade striped abberrant and vice versa. A low grade super striped abberrant could easily be confused with a high grade striped abberrant. I'm sure sometimes it's obvious but on an individual basis I don't know if enough have been produced for anyone to say for sure that a super always looks this way or that way. Misinterpretation of these visual appearances could easily cause problems when people are pairing up adults and when they are trying to count the results from clutches. It's taken me so long to type this that I can't remember what your description of super was, lol. I am going to have to go back and re-read it after I post this,lol.

The original "het" that started this trait, that I owned for a time and has changed hands many times and which I think you may own now, was not even discernable from a normal. The only difference it had was it had a white snout, the rest of the snake was totally typical. I think that may have caused some confusion in the beginning because it made it seems like this was a simple recessive trait. That snake is my basis for saying these things may not always look the way we think they should.

I'm definately not claiming to have this figured out. At best I'm just hoping to present some theories and maybe give people some things to watch out for when trying to determine what's what. I also appreciate all your comments.
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