Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Half-Elf Genetics?

Does this look right?

I really have no idea what I'm doing here, but I know what I'm trying to do.

The underlying assumption is that the mother's genes will always take dominance.
Father
Mother EE HH EH HE
EE EE EH Eh Ee
HH HE HH Hh He
EH Eh eH EH EH
HE hE He HE HE
EE=Full-blooded Elf
HH=Full-blooded Human
EH=Half-Elf with Dominant Elven Gene (from mother)
HE=Half-Elf with Dominant Human Gene (from mother)
Eh=3/4-Elf+1/4-Human (Dominant Elven Gene)
Ee=3/4-Elf+1/4-Human (Recessive Human Gene)
eH=1/4-Elf+3/4-Human (Recessive Human Gene)
He=1/4-Elf+3/4-Human (Dominant Human Gene)
Hh=1/4-Elf+3/4-Human (Recessive Elven Gene)

6 comments:

  1. If they were Santa's elves, the genetics would be HO HO HO instead of HE HE HE.

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  2. Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike science.

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  3. The union of elves and humans are half-orcs? Is this what you are implying? That would be cool... ;)

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    1. That was a comment @ravencrowking...

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  4. It's not as simple as that, though. Not all traits in humans are Mendelian. In fact, almost none are.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mendelian_traits_in_humans

    Basically, ear wax type and ability to taste certain things.

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