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Determining Baby's Eye Color

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  • Posted By: MatreenaRose
  • May 23, 2011
  • 04:13 AM

The question of eye color, and how it is passed from parents to progeny, has been a topic of debate among geneticists for decades. It has long been thought that eye color follows a simple Mendelian inheritance pattern.

Generally speaking, by Mendelian inheritance rules, eye color is inherited very similarly to the way we inherit hair color: genes for darker colors are dominant – meaning that the traits (or phenotypes) they code for take precedence over the traits coded for by genes for a lighter color.


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  • That is funny because my mother has pure blue eyes and my dad has very dark brown eyes, and I have yellow-green eyes that only occasionaly appear blue.
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