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Alternate forms of a gene are known as alleles. For each pair of alleles that Mendel studied, he found that one allele was dominant over the other allele.

You have discovered a new species of plant on a remote mountain in Colorado. Some individuals have blue flowers and some have red flowers. How can you determine which allele is dominant?

During protein synthesis, genes on the DNA molecule are transcribed into a molecule of messenger RNA. The mRNA is then translated at a ribosome to form a specific protein.

The following sequence of bases is found in the DNA of a strawberry plant. What amino acids are specified by this DNA sequence: GGG-TTA-CAT-TTC-AAA?