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    9th grade biology - what is a characteristic seen in an organism that is not seen in the supposed ancestor?


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    Most of the time money isn't seen from any of my ancestors!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnyblack View Post
    9th grade biology - what is a characteristic seen in an organism that is not seen in the supposed ancestor?
    If Blinky has 3 eyes, and Blinky's parents have two eyes, what would you call that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnyblack View Post
    9th grade biology - what is a characteristic seen in an organism that is not seen in the supposed ancestor?
    Are you worried you may be adopted or switched at birth? Have you been comparing yourself to your parents lately? Do you possess a distinguishing feature that they apparently don't have? I'm probably off track, right? You're really just looking for a word for this characteristic, no?

    I don't remember much about grade 9 biology or any of the other grades of biology for that matter. I do remember a term called Codominance so I Googled it and just as in years past, I'm still not quite getting it. However I think it means that your blood type for instance, could be different than either of your parents. Can someone help me out here? I stand to be corrected on this so don't take my word for it, but there are very learned people on this forum that can probably assist you & me in this particular case. Be patient and see what they say
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
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    9th grade biology - what is a characteristic seen in an organism that is not seen in the supposed ancestor?
    Are you worried you may be adopted or switched at birth? Have you been comparing yourself to your parents lately? Do you possess a distinguishing feature that they apparently don't have? I'm probably off track, right? You're really just looking for a word for this characteristic, no?

    I don't remember much about grade 9 biology or any of the other grades of biology for that matter. I do remember a term called Codominance so I Googled it and just as in years past, I'm still not quite getting it. However I think it means that your blood type for instance, could be different than either of your parents. Can someone help me out here? I stand to be corrected on this so don't take my word for it, but there are very learned people on this forum that can probably assist you & me in this particular case. Be patient and see what they say
    No, it's not about dominance. A recessive trait would show up in your grandparents or some earlier ancestor. We are talking about a trait none of your ancestors ever had. Like Blinky's 3 eyes.

    Wait a minute. I just noticed "supposed" ancestor. That could mean your supposed ancestor is not really your ancestor. Maybe the word is "hanky-panky."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    No, it's not about dominance. A recessive trait would show up in your grandparents or some earlier ancestor. We are talking about a trait none of your ancestors ever had. Like Blinky's 3 eyes.

    Wait a minute. I just noticed "supposed" ancestor. That could mean your supposed ancestor is not really your ancestor. Maybe the word is "hanky-panky."
    Well I thought too that and I also think ginny, seeing how she(female I assume) is in Grade 9 as we are led to believe, may not be going as far back as the grandparents.
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    what is a characteristic seen in an organism that is not seen in the supposed ancestor?
    This looks like a question at the end of a chapter/ work unit about a topic that should have been covered in the immediately preceding material.

    A mutation, a defect, an anomaly?
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    I thought Harold's attempt to lead the poster to the answer was the right approach. However, now that Adelady has let the cat out of the bag, then I think we can say the likely required answer, in context, was mutation.
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    I was hoping that the hint was obvious enough for a scan or a search of the book/worksheets that ginnyblack is working from. Year 9 should really be the year that these basic elements of looking for the answer in front of your face should be consolidated - until you start tutoring some of them and discover that no one's ever told them simply to go back and read the chapter again. (Quite often they've not read it in the first place, or "read" it while doing something else. Year 9 students can be a bit too confident about their multi-tasking abilities.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnyblack View Post
    9th grade biology - what is a characteristic seen in an organism that is not seen in the supposed ancestor?
    I still think you are worried that you don't look like either one of your parents. Yet I don't see this as unusual for a Grade 9 student. However the forum experts are correct, mutation is the word.

    Are you are referring to something like this? If you read the story then you will see that although it is unlike anything you ever saw, it is not totally out of the realm of possibility.
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