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Unformatted text preview: He proved that while there are several different combinations a “trait” can have it is the placement of the dominant gene in a biological makeup that determines what “trait” will be seen in it’s offspring. During his studies he also concluded that the gamate of each pair of alleles only passes on one of the alleles, making offspring male or female. He coined phrases like heterozygous meaning there is a pair of alleles but each is different; one from each parent, also homozygous which is “the same” allele from each parent passed on to its offspring. He also came to the conclusion that traits can lay dormant in offspring only to become visible in a future generation if the other partner carries the same gene in their makeup. This is where the Punnett Square (or inheritance table) can be used, determining percentages or possible outcomes if paternal and maternal traits were known....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course BIO 100 BIO/100 taught by Professor Ray during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09