Example sentences for: overdominance

How can you use “overdominance” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The intuition behind our result that population heterozygote advantage need not reflect allele-specific overdominance can be seen in two simple examples.

  • Although neither population heterozygote advantage nor allele-specific overdominance implies the other, the two phenomena are of course related.

  • Figure 1shows that allele-specific overdominance (the biological phenomenon of interest) and population heterozygote advantage (the finding of epidemiological studies such as those cited above) are two different things.

  • We show that, depending on allele frequencies at the HLA locus of interest, population heterozygote advantage may occur when there is allele-specific overdominance, but may also occur under other conditions, including allele-specific underdominance.

  • A study of Marek's disease virus in chickens seems to demonstrate allele-specific overdominance at the MHC using defined genetic backgrounds, but the report does not clearly specify how homogeneous the genetic background was in these experiments [ 21 ] .


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