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Basis of Inheritance 1 Basis of Inheritance Nicole Nielsen Axia College Of University of Phoenix
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Basis of Inheritance 2 Basis of Inheritance Most of the associates of Mendel took the approach of the theory of pangenesis which stated that a hypothetical particle acted like a bearer for the different genetic characters that are transmitted from the parent to the offspring. However Mendel believed that the basis of inheritance that involved two genes was the correct approach. Mendel’s work was not accepted for such a long time because of his belief that the two genes each gave one vote on one trait or a trait set. The Garden Peas was the experiment that allowed Mendel to separate the distinct seven traits but only in two genes. This approach gave him the means of demonstrating the traits passing on in the future breeds of the Garden Pea. Mendel bred and cross bred the plants which helped him to discover the F1 generation that created round seeds only and not the wrinkled seeds.
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Unformatted text preview: By doing this he realized that the plants had a ratio 3:1 of round seeds to the wrinkled seed which lead to the conclusion that he could also limit their pollinating. As his theory unraveled the discovery of the characteristics being passed from the parents to the child became a reality. The alternative forms of the gene were found to be allele which matched Mendel’s factors. The law of segregation that Mendel developed stated that parents were likely to pass equally their two alleles to their children. The punnett square, a diagram that predicts the outcome of the cross breeding experiment, demonstrates this law of segregation. Another law created by Mendel was the law of independent assortment which is when two or more genes are considered simultaneous. The allele of one gene is then passed independently from other alleles to the child. Basis of Inheritance 3...
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