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gen380F11StLect1 - GENETICS 380 LECTURE 1: Principle of...

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http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/10086 GENETICS 380 LECTURE 1: Principle of Segregation
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GENE - fundamental physical and functional unit of heredity that carries information from one generation to the next CHROMOSOME - physical structure that carries genes PHENOTYPE - the appearance or characteristics of an organism GENOTYPE - the underlying genetic composition of an organism Some Definitions….
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Gregor Mendel is the Father of Genetics • lived 1822-1884 • studied the inheritance of characters in the garden pea published his work in 1866 • Importance of this work not recognized until ~1900, when it was rediscovered
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Theory of Blending Inheritance Was Popular • sperm and egg contain a sampling of essences from throughout the body • essences blend at conception to form pattern for new individual • Mendel set up experiments to test this hypothesis
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course GEN 380 taught by Professor Glodowski during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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