Bio - Lecture 11a

Bio - Lecture 11a - Lecture 11a: Inheritance Early ideas of...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Lecture 11a: Inheritance Early ideas of Heredity: -Inheritance is when certain characteristics are passed from parent to offspring -While some are visible (i.e. hair color or height) others are not (disease succeptibility) -Certain things were previously believed about heredity: ->Heredity occurs within species ->Traits (characteristics) are transmitted directly ->Traits blended mendel's experiments: An Austrian priest who carried out the first quantitative experiments in genetics He used the garden pea for his experiments because they were easy to grow, easy to spot traits, and easily available The garden peas can undergo self-fertilization or cross-fertilization -Mendel scored for seven traits -He found that the first filial generation (F1) displayed trais of one of the parents (P), and not a blend -THe trait that is visible in the F1 generation is called a dominant trait, while the alternate is called recessive Mendel conducted his heredity experiments in 3 stages: -
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