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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 CHAPTER 10: GENETICS, MENDEL AND BEYOND 10.1 What are the mendelian laws of inhertiance? (206-217) assumptions about how inhertiance works: each parent contributes equally -reciprocal crossing - when parents are crossed in opposite directions. i.e. red male and white female then white male and red female. same results occur. gregor mendel- austrian monk, originally failed an exam for a teaching certificate in natural sciences, went on to study physics, chemistry, math, and some biology at the u of vienna.-he crossed over 24,000 plants-low creditibilty because he wasn't known for being a biologist he studied the garden pea becuase-easy to cultivate-controlled pollination-and the availabiity of so many differnet ones CHARACTER:An observable physical feature, such as a flower TRAIT:a form a character, such as purple flowers or white flowers HERITABLE TRAIT:a trait passed from parent to offspring TRUE-BREEDING:the observed trait was the only form present for many generations....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course BS 110 taught by Professor S.lawrence during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '07