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Bio305 Genetics Exam II, Fall 2006
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INSTRUCTIONS
1.
For your exam to be scored, you MUST use a #2 pencil.
2.
BEFORE BEGINNING THE EXAM, fill out all information sections
on the accompanying answer sheet COMPLETELY.
a.
Read and follow instructions on the form EXACTLY.
b.
Grid in your NAME, STUDENT ID #, and DISCUSSION
SECTION NUMBER on the lefthand side of the answer sheet.
c.
Be VERY NEAT and careful when filling out the answer form.
The scanning machine is very sensitive and stray pencil marks
could be interpreted as answers.
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Each question has only one BEST answer.
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When you finish, hand your answer sheet and exam to a GSI
PERSONALLY.
Do not give it to anyone else to hand in.
Only one
answer sheet will be accepted from each student.
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There are 4 points for each of the 25 multiplechoice questions.
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There is a statistical table at the end of the exam, in case you need it.
Blank paper has been attached to the exam to give you room to work.
SUGGESTIONS: Work through exam circling answers on paper copy.
When you are finished, review your answers.
Only then (or with ~15
minutes of exam time left) should you fill in the scantron answer key.
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1. Geneticist Josh Smith studied the inheritance of weight in a population of squirrels.
He observed a
relationship between the average weight of parents and that of their kids as shown in the following
figure.
What conclusion can he make?
a) The broadsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 0.7 in the population studied.
b) The broadsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 1.2 in the population studied.
c) The broadsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 0.8 in the population studied.
d) The broadsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 1.3 in the population studied.
e) The narrowsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 0.7 in the population studied.
f) The narrowsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 1.2 in the population studied.
g) The narrowsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 0.8 in the population studied.
h) The narrowsense heritability of squirrel weight is about 1.3 in the population studied.
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Average weight of parents (grams)
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2. Which statement about heritability is NOT correct?
a) The narrowsense heritability of a trait is defined as the proportion of phenotypic variance of the
trait that is attributable to additive genetic variance.
b) Broadsense heritability cannot be lower than narrowsense heritability for a given trait in a given
population.
c) Heritability is always nonnegative.
d) Twin studies allow the estimation of heritability in humans because twins are genetically identical.
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