|MadSci Network: Genetics|
That is dependent on several factors: the exact nature of the inheritence of such a characteristic (dependent on 1 gene or polygenetic), and the reletive frequency in the population. When Gregor Mendel investigated peas, he believed that short vs. tall should break out 25 % short, 50 % medium, 25 % tall. If one of the features is dominant, then it would be 25 % short, 75 % tall. These breakdowns assume that short and tall genes are equally distributed in the population. If short genes are more prevalent than tall, more complex things happen. Pursue this interest. There will be much research in this over the next 10 years.
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