Answers to Chapter 3

Answers to Chapter 3 - 8 and 9. Independent assortment...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Answers, Chapter 3 Questions, Pierce, Genetics Assigned Questions: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 17, 23, 24, and 29 2. Refer to the Glossary 4. Dominance refers to the fact that an individual with a single allele (heterozygote) has the same phenotype with two alleles (homozygous). For incomplete dominance the heterozygote's phenotype is different from that of the homozygote. This is used in human genetic diagnosis and counseling to identify carriers for certain alleles that cause disease or death when homozygous.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 8 and 9. Independent assortment refers to the fact that two traits (genes) are on different chromosomes and because of the alternative orientations of the separate chromosomes during meiosis, genes on different chromosomes can be found in combinations not seen in the parents. 24. Both parents are heterozygous for the recessive gene involved in metabolism of phenylalanine. (a) 0.5 (b) 0.5 (c) 0.25, the same probability of the first because those are independent conceptions (events) (d) 0.50...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course BIOL 2004 taught by Professor Jofalkinham during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online