Recessive Gene

A recessive gene is a gene that is not dominant, but only manifests when a gene of both parents is the same, i.e., homozygous (where both genes are the same as in two genes for blue eyes).  When there is both a dominant gene (brown eyes) and a recessive gene (blue eyes) in an allele (heterozygous), then the dominate gene manifests.

 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.