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  1. Candis says:

    What is just one advantage of being heterozygous for the sickle cell allele. One advantage of being heterozygous would be you could be a carrier but not an

  2. Carylon says:

    I you are heterozygous, you have a protection against malaria. However, if you are homozygous, you have sickle cell disease.

  3. Christal says:

    individuals who are heterozygous for the allele for sickle cell anemia are resitant to malaria.explain the eff?

  4. Marylee says:

    One advantage of being heterozygous would be you could be a carrier but not an inflicted person from it. This is because the sickle cell trait is homozygous recessive, meaning it needs two recessive alleles for this specific trait. However,… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_just_one_advantage_of_being_heterozygous_for_the_sickle_cell_allele

  5. Carmel says:

    The sickle cell allele is recessive, so if you are heterozygous for the trait, the gene will not affect you. You must be homozygous to have sickle cell disease. However, it is still able to be passed down to your offspring. So to answer you… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_advantage_of_being_hetereozygous_for_the_sickle_cellallele

  6. Milissa says:

    It turns out that heterozygotes are much less likely to get malaria than homozygotes. Have a great night! More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-advantage-of-being-heterozygous-in-sickle-cell-anemia

  7. Armandina says:

    One advantage of being heterozygous would be you could be a carrier but not an inflicted person from it. This is because the sickle cell trait is homozygous recessive, meaning it needs two recessive alleles for this specific trait. However,

  8. Odessa says:

    Thus in the sickle-cell trait, blood of the genotype is heterozygous having both normal and mutant alleles and the hemoglobin Another point of interest in sickle cell anemia study is that sickle cell trait confers a benefit on its victim in malaria Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5641408_scientific-name-sickle-cell-anemia_.html

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