So if someone ends up with an extra toe what would be the reason for it like a mutation in the chromosomes???
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It's actually a congenital mutation, but more common than you would think. I have a polydactyl bengal kitty and know several others who have had cats or dogs with extra toes.
In humans the "extra toe" is called hexadactyly (meaning six). Here's a link for more info on MedNet http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7756
i will say mutation or allelic form of gene rather than mutatation in chromosome.
in genetics, penetrance is a term which is more important in such cases
This is an interesting subject - if you look up retinoic acid effects on the limb bud you'll find out how limbs are shaped by the action of chemical gradients. It is possible for a limb to be duplicated in embryonic development: if you can get the link below to work then you'll see some amazing pictures