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Offline Cleopatra

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Genetics
« on: 01 August 2009 10:01 PM »
Yesterday I watched the VOY episode Lineage. It is about B'Elanna and Tom finding out they are having a baby. Afterwards I read that you can't be a quarter anything. That there is only a 50% chance of Miral becoming a half-Klingon. But the Doctor explains that Klingon traits are dominant for a few generations. So is it more than 50%?

Since images have been iffy here lately, I will use the font color to demonstate what I am thinking. This is what happens according to canon.

Miral +Torres = B'ElannaTorres + Tom = Miral Paris

Klingon traits are dominant. But what about other hybrids? Vulcan genes appear to be dominant, but we don't have anything concrete. I have roleplayed as a Vulcan woman named T'Pora. Equil has roleplayed as a human named Robert de Winter. If they were to have a kid, I think it would turn out like this:
T'Pora + Robert de Winter= Leon de Winter

That is pretty simple. But what if we add a third species into this? BLZBUB roleplays as a half-Romulan half-Human named David. Sela is the only half-Romulan in canon, and she is a blond. Does that mean that Human genes are dominant? Or is it a random mutation?

Anyways, let's do more theoretical mating. (Is that even a term?) Let's say T'Pora and David have a kid. Would it turn out like this:

T'Pora + David Rogers = Leon Rogers
or like this: T'Pora + David Rogers= Leon Rogers
or like this: T'Pora + David Rogers= Leon Rogers
« Last Edit: 01 August 2009 10:16 PM by Cleopatra »
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Re: Genetics
« Reply #1 on: 02 August 2009 09:24 PM »
OK I am confused.........


Offline Cleopatra

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Re: Genetics
« Reply #2 on: 02 August 2009 11:56 PM »
Is it possible to be a quarter of something? Or is there only a half chance of being half-Klingon (or any other species)?
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Re: Genetics
« Reply #3 on: 03 August 2009 12:40 PM »
Yes its possible.  I have seen dozens of references in TNG, DS9, etc, where people have been a quarter something.

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Re: Genetics
« Reply #4 on: 03 August 2009 08:47 PM »
Anyways, let's do more theoretical mating. (Is that even a term?) Let's say T'Pora and David have a kid. Would it turn out like this:

T'Pora + David Rogers = Leon Rogers
or like this: T'Pora + David Rogers= Leon Rogers
or like this: T'Pora + David Rogers= Leon Rogers

 In human genetics, there are dominate traits that usually carry through in a genetic line. Blue eye color is a human dominate trait I think.
 So, in the above analogy, if the Vulcan trait of T'Pora is dominant, then the child would be 1/2 Vulcan, 1/3 Romulan and 1/3 Human.
 In order to get a 1/4 mix in an off-spring, I think you would need four traits in the original pairing, and thus the simplest way would be for the generation before that pairing to be included in the mix...thus:

T'Pora(1) + David Rogers(2) = Leon Rogers(3)

Leon Rogers(3) + Andorian(1) = Leon (2) Rogers II(2)  = over all (4):
1/4 Vulcan, 1/4 Human,  1/4 Romulan and 1/4 Andorian.

Clear as mud?? =)
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Re: Genetics
« Reply #5 on: 03 August 2009 09:09 PM »
Thank you! I find genetics to be fascinating. I can't be the only one, given all the people that want to play hybrids in STO.
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Re: Genetics
« Reply #6 on: 05 August 2009 10:05 PM »
Ya! You know what I wanna see? A half-Gorn, half something else! (Human, Vulcan, etc.) =)


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Re: Genetics
« Reply #7 on: 05 August 2009 10:27 PM »
On the STO forums, Parallax created a half-Vulcan half-Bajoran. She looks cute. I don't know if the Gorn can reproduce with other species in the ST universe. They are almost non-humanoid.
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Re: Genetics
« Reply #8 on: 05 August 2009 10:34 PM »
Stranger things have happened. =)

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Re: Genetics
« Reply #9 on: 06 August 2009 02:37 PM »
1 of my ferrets is one quarter polecat, but 0 parts gorn :)
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