Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Genotype

1. the combinatorial pair of alleles possessed by an individual at a given genetic locus, and the cause of a particular trait or disorder.

2. the sum total of the genetic information at all loci in an individual organism.

Cf. phenotype.

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