October 22, 2021

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Having Six Fingers is a Dominant Trait

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Having Six Fingers is a Dominant Trait

Genetics are extremely complicated—so complicated that having an extra finger or toe, for example, is exceedingly rare despite it being caused by a dominant gene.

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Sources:
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zcdfmsg/revision/6
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3.6 Cellular Differentiation



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Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cat_relaxing_in_front_of_the_Hemingway_House-_Key_West,_Florida_(7294386514).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polydactylcat.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hemingway%27s_writing_desk_in_Key_West.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hemingway_House_bedroom_and_cat_FL1.jpg