Dominant vs. Recessive Phenotype

A phenotype is an individual’s observable characteristics that are determined by either genotypes or environmental factors. Some of these traits include height, eye/hair color, etc.  A dominant allele will mask a recessive one and can be described as either heterozygous or homozygous. Eye color, for example, has recessive and dominant traits. Brown eyes are dominant where as blue, green, hazel, and grey eyes are considered recessive.
A phenotype is an individual’s observable characteristics that are determined by either genotypes or environmental factors. Some of these traits include height, eye/hair color, etc. A dominant allele will mask a recessive one and can be described as either heterozygous or homozygous. Eye color, for example, has recessive and dominant traits. Brown eyes are dominant where as blue, green, hazel, and grey eyes are considered recessive.
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