Chapter 9 Study Qs

Chapter 9 Study Qs - Chapter 9: Patterns of Inheritance 1....

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Chapter 9 : Patterns of Inheritance 1. The principles of Mendelian genetics allow us to make predictions about offspring traits between two parents – what are some ways in which this ability may be useful? The work of Mendel led him to two especially important conclusions about how traits are passed from one generation to the next. His conclusions were so important and accurate that they are now referred to as Mendel’s two laws, on which our modern understanding of genetics is based. 2. Referring to this figure from your textbook, describe how it illustrates Mendel’s Law of Segregation. Define “P plants,” “F 1 plants,” and “F 2 plants.” Of the P plants, identify the marks that represent diploid cells; are those cells homozygous or heterozygous? What do we call the cell product of the diploid cells after meiosis? Identify those in the diagram. What is the term for the one copy of the gene that those cells carry? Why do the F 1 plants make two different kinds of gametes? What does the Punnett Square at the bottom
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