What Are Recessive Traits In Cannabis

What Are Recessive Traits In Cannabis Breeding

What Are Recessive Traits In Cannabis

In cannabis breeding, a recessive trait refers to a genetic trait that is not expressed in the offspring unless both parents contribute a copy of the recessive gene. This means that if only one parent carries the recessive gene, the offspring will not show the trait.

For example, let’s consider the recessive trait for purple color in cannabis flowers. If one parent carries the gene for purple color (Pp), and the other parent does not (pp), then all the offspring will have normal green flowers because the dominant green color gene (represented by ‘p’) will mask the recessive purple gene. However, if both parents carry the gene for purple color (Pp x Pp), then the offspring will have a 25% chance of inheriting two copies of the recessive gene (pp) and showing the purple color trait.

Recessive traits in cannabis breeding are caused by mutations or variations in specific genes. These variations can occur naturally through genetic recombination, or they can be induced by human intervention, such as genetic modification or selective breeding.

It is important for cannabis breeders to understand the genetics of their plants and the inheritance patterns of different traits to create specific desired traits in their offspring. Through careful selection and breeding, breeders can create strains with unique characteristics and desired effects.

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