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ALBINISM. Greer Manton, Sydney Gilbert & Monica Starbinski 2/1/10 – Period 2. What Chromosome?. Albanism is a genetic order, which is caused by a gene on the X (female) chromosome. Alleles.
ALBINISMGreer Manton, Sydney Gilbert & Monica Starbinski2/1/10 – Period 2What Chromosome?Albanism is a genetic order, which is caused by a gene on the X (female) chromosome.Alleles
  • Alleles – an alternative form of a gene, which is located on a specific part of a certain chromosome.
  • 2 alleles per human gene.
  • Recessive (aa):-trait will only appear if a dominant allele is not present.-homozygousDominant (AA, Aa):-overpowers the recessive allele.-heterozygousSummary Of Albinism
  • Albinism – a rare, inherited, disease that you are born with, causing a lack in pigment or melanin. Usually, the person’s hair, eyes, and skin are affected.
  • Symptoms –
  • Extremely light colored skin
  • light/white colored hair
  • pale blue/grey eye color, sometimes even pink
  • very high risk of sunburn and skin cancer
  • vision problems
  • Interesting Facts
  • There is no cure for Albinism, but precautions can be taken to alleviate the symptoms.
  • - Staying out of the sun
  • - contacts or seeing an optician
  • Mode Of Inheritance
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