What is zygosity?

Zygosity is a state relating to the fertilized egg. Often used as a word termination, e.g., monozygosity or dizygosity and homozygosity or heterozygosity .

Zygosity is the degree to which both copies of a chromosome or gene have the same genetic sequence. In other words, it is the degree of similarity of the alleles in an organism. Most eukaryotes have two matching sets of chromosomes that is, they…

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