Definitions for "Recessive gene"
A gene that is expressed only when it is matched with a similar gene from the other parent. go to glossary index
a gene that, on its own, is usually over-ridden by the dominant gene and therefore not expressed in physical characteristics. Two such genes, one from each parent, must be present in a kitten for the characteristic caused by this gene to be displayed. Examples of recessive genes are those for blue or chocolate coat color.
A genetic disorder that appears only in patients who have received two copies of a mutant gene, one from each parent.