Computer Simulation Flower Genetics

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Principles of Genetics Fall 2016 Computer Simulation of Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Flowers Unlimited Objectives: To reinforce student understanding of Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology; To show the connections between these three disciplines; To show how Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology can be combined to give a complete picture of a biological phenomenon; To practice in experimental design, including analysis of the results and formulating conclusions After completing this Lab, you should be able to: design and write out crosses and predict progeny genotypes; determine parental genotypes from the results of the crosses; explain different ways alleles of one or several genes could interact to create a particular phenotype; describe possible effects of mutations on the phenotype. Introduction: The Biological Phenomenon Under Study In this lab, you will explore the biological mechanisms behind the expression of flower color in a hypothetical plant. These flowers can be white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, or black. Scenario : You are the chief biologist for Flowers Unlimited, a breeder of fine flowers. Your company sells seeds that customers plant in their gardens. Since most of your customers expect that the flowers will grow each year from seeds produced the previous year, you try to produce true-breeding plants whenever you can. You’ve found a new species of flower with an attractive shape. You’ve collected four plants from the wild: two green, one red, and one white. Your customers would really like to have purple flowers from this plant. You set out to create a true-breeding purple flower. Unifying Three Parts of Modern Biology After completing both exercises, we will try to understand how different approaches complement each other in explaining the same biological phenomenon. The two major parts of Principles of Genetics course and this Lab exercise are: Genetics = explaining biological phenomena in terms of genes. How is flower color inherited?
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