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How do genetics work lol, like how did they ever come around? is it just kida a mutation thats genetic lol?
 

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Its a very complicated subject and one i don't understand that well after reading tonnes on it!
I believe the initial change is a genetic mutation and the gene that causes the mutation can be either dominant, co dominant or recessive, this determines in what way the gene will be passed on to offspring.
Big breeders can use their knowledge on specific genes to manipulate how offspring might look and create designer morphs!
 

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Its a very complicated subject and one i don't understand that well after reading tonnes on it!
I believe the initial change is a genetic mutation and the gene that causes the mutation can be either dominant, co dominant or recessive, this determines in what way the gene will be passed on to offspring.
Big breeders can use their knowledge on specific genes to manipulate how offspring might look and create designer morphs!
o ok so its not like they inject anything into the snake its just a mutation that has happ[ned ages ago? lol
 

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That's right. There's nobody with a Junior Genetics Lab creating new genes or adding genes to the morph snakes you see... although some of the morphs might be due to hybridisation (like Ultra in corn snakes).

All morphs are the result of what is essentially a 'typo' in the genetic code - if the gene code was supposed to be:

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

a mutation might be

The quick brown box jumped over the lazy dog

One change in one letter - equivalent to one chemical - that changes the look and the meaning of the sentence.
 

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That's right. There's nobody with a Junior Genetics Lab creating new genes or adding genes to the morph snakes you see... although some of the morphs might be due to hybridisation (like Ultra in corn snakes).

All morphs are the result of what is essentially a 'typo' in the genetic code - if the gene code was supposed to be:

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

a mutation might be

The quick brown box jumped over the lazy dog

One change in one letter - equivalent to one chemical - that changes the look and the meaning of the sentence.
What a great analagy!!!!!:2thumb:
 

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o ok so its not like they inject anything into the snake its just a mutation that has happ[ned ages ago? lol
A given mutation could have occurred a thousand generations ago or one generation ago; there is no easy way to tell.

There are ways to make mutations in the lab--with radiation and chemicals, for example. But the costs are very high, so reptile mutations are still found the old-fashioned way. People catch lots of animals and watch for the ones that look odd.
 

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That's right. There's nobody with a Junior Genetics Lab creating new genes or adding genes to the morph snakes you see... although some of the morphs might be due to hybridisation (like Ultra in corn snakes).

All morphs are the result of what is essentially a 'typo' in the genetic code - if the gene code was supposed to be:

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

a mutation might be

The quick brown box jumped over the lazy dog

One change in one letter - equivalent to one chemical - that changes the look and the meaning of the sentence.
That is an excellent explanation :D
 
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