Chapter 10 Inheritance

Chapter 10 Inheritance - Observable Patterns of Inheritance...

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Observable Patterns of Inheritance
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Importance of Genetics Genetics- the study of the patterns of inheritance Can be used for breeding superior plants, animals (Humans?) Can be used for disease tracing (Prevention?) Answers questions of inheritance in families
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Ideas from the Past Human fruit tree Spermatists Hapsburgs lip- famous inherited trait
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Gregor “Lucky” Mandel Founder of the science of modern genetics A peas-ful man Why Peas? The anatomy of the pea plants flower- enclosed Mendel removed the sta men (male part) from one plant and hand pollinated the pistil (female) of thousands of pea plants- NO sampling error UNIFORM SEXUAL reproduction: Lucky!
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Genetic Terms Allele- an alternative form of a gene trait Genes- units of inofrmation for specific traits Each genes has a specific location or locus on a chromosome Genes control the production of PROTEIN
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More Genetic Terms Dominant- trait is ex pressed Represented by a Capital letter
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