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heterozygote

Monday 17 October 2005

Definition: An heterozygote is a zygote, or a diploid individual derived from it, which carries both members of a pair of different alleles.

This might occur as a result of fusion of dissimilar gametes, or from mutation.

See also

- heterozygosity