Glodowski lec 1

Glodowski lec 1 - GENETICS Science GREGOR MENDEL Founder of...

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GENETICS Science GREGOR MENDEL Founder of genetics (1822-18840 Darwin (1809-1882) Model organism? Pea Blending Inheritance: blending essences from male and female. This is where Mendel started thinking about his experiments: made it his null hypothesis. Keys to Mendel’s Success Chose model organism very carefully because peas are cheap and easy to obtain, easy to grow, relatively short generation time, lots of offspring each generation time, they self-fertilized and can also be cross-pollinated Very careful observer. Spent a lot of time which strain he was doing to work with. He collected 34 different strains and verified the purity of each of these strains. He allowed them to self many times to be true breeding (progeny look like parent). Chose 7 contrasting pairs of characters. Fig 3-1 (seed shape, seed coat color, seed color…) These characters are either OR phenotype. He quantified his results, separating him from the pack. Thus, able to formulate hypotheses and predictions.
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course GENETICS 380 taught by Professor Glodowski during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Glodowski lec 1 - GENETICS Science GREGOR MENDEL Founder of...

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