A Conversation for Determination of Eye Colour

eye colour/genetics

Post 1

FelineFrenzy

I seem to remember there are about 8 genes for eye colour (according to the genetics teacher we had for A-level biology) I´m not a geneticist or an ophthalmologist, and neither was he, so I could be wrong!
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FF
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eye colour/genetics

Post 2

Menza

There is thought to be only one gene for eye colour. But there are several different versions of that gene in the population (they are called alleles) hence the different eye colours. smiley - smiley

*spot the biochemist anyone? smiley - biggrin*


eye colour/genetics

Post 3

SallyM

Well even though I wrote this article, I'm naff at biochemistry so I have no idea which one is correct. I don't even know if there is an 'official' answer. I'm back in uni next week so I'll ask someone who should know.

SallyM smiley - smiley


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Post 4

FelineFrenzy

Oh yes, of course!! Alleles! That´s the one!! It was about 5 years ago in A-levels, so I couldn´t quite remember.....alleles aren´t a pharmacologists strong point....I stand corrected!
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Post 5

SallyM

It's smiley - ok

Will have to ask some pharmocology questions of you later when I need help

SallyM smiley - smiley


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