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Unformatted text preview: Ford 1 Mendelian Genetics Lab Geoffrey Ford Dr. Bill Alexander Ford 2 October 17, 2003 Introduction: Genetics is a widely used systematic and mathematical science that is used to inherently show the probability of the possible genotypes and phenotypes of a parents offspring. Also, in accordance to the Hardy-Weinberg Law, Mendelian Genetics can be used to show the changes in a population, whether it is small or large. Mendelian Genetics were discovered by and Gregorian Monk named Gregor Johann Mendel. For his test subjects, he put to use ordinary garden peas, and chose certain characteristics that would enable him to prove his hypothesis on heredity, another name for genetics. His process used artificial self-pollination of two species of pea plants, to ensure the capability of true-breeding, over several generations. After several generations, he then crossed the two species of pea plants, calling them the parent generation, or P Generation, and ended...
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