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Hemizygous

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A cell or organism is hemizygous at a locus (a fixed position on a chromosome, such as the position of a gene) if it possesses only one allele for a given trait. In humans, males are hemizygous for alleles expressed on ...

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