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The protection accorded to the lethals diminishes as their distance from the dominant gene increases. Consequently, the rare homozygotes in a polymorphism tend to become inviable, and the process is a cumulative one, since such inviability augments the shelter given to the lethals. Therefore, in Fz segregations it is usual to obtain a n approach to a 2: 1 ratio when a 3 : 1 ratio is expected. Moreover, it is frequently found in breeding such polymorphic forms that the raxe homozygotes are delicate, infertile, or nearly unobtainable, but that occasionally homozygous individuals approaching normal viability appear.
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