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Olga_GeneticsDraft_KJ - Olga Botea Bio 100 10/25/2010 Fly...

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Olga Botea Bio 100 10/25/2010 Fly Data Genetics Lab Background Human beings have 46 chromosomes in total; We have 23 homologous pairs of chromosomes. Each chromosome consists of genes that code for certain proteins which influence particular traits. Human being tend to look more similar to one of their parents, either their mother or father. Half of your genes came from your father and half from your mother. Human being tend to look more similar to one of their parents, either their mother or father. When pairs of homologous chromosomes line up and the homologs begin to separate, the resulting combinations can be anything from a wide variety. Independent assortment occurs during meiosis 1. When pairs of homologous chromosomes line up and the homologs begin to separate, the resulting combinations can be anything from a wide variety. Each daughter cell created will have genetic information from a random assortment of maternal and paternal chromosomes; This is known as the principle of independent assortment. Mendel’s principle of independent assortment began to be questioned once the
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