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It recognizes that genes are discrete entities through which characteristics are inherited and the existence of multiple alleles of a gene is responsible for variation within a population.
Studies in mammals, including humans (9), birds (10), and medaka (11), support the existence of a single locus of the gene, although the presence of multiple alleles has been reported in pigs (12) and goldfish (13).
When testing of multiple alleles is needed, as in the case of transgenic lines carrying more than one knock-out mutation, costs can be reduced by as much as 75% vs.

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