Mendelian Genetics

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Mendelian Genetics
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Learning Objectives Describe some of the history of Mendel’s work on patterns of inheritance. Explain the blending hypothesis. Explain the law of the segregation of alleles. Explain the law of independent assortment. Set up a Punnet Square correctly. Draw conclusions about inheritance from genetic cross data. Predict outcomes from genetic cross experiments. Design genetic cross experiments to answer questions about inheritance and analyze genetic cross experiments to improve them. 2
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In a Monastery Garden 3
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He was dying. And it was January. As was fitting for an old man with swollen feet, a disagreeable kidney, and an untenable position on the chessboard, he closed his eyes. 4
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He dozed in an old man’s way, thinking not of yesterday’s battle with the city alderman over the infernal tax problems of the Abbey, but of his childhood days on the farm, his sister who had forfeited her dowry so he could go to school, and his parents. He pulled his cleric’s robe tighter around his too ample frame. He was cold. And waited. For Leos. The choirmaster had promised he would play at his funeral. He smiled and remembered him as a boy. 5
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For sixteen years he had been the Abbot of the Abbey—a great honor. But it had drained his strength; no longer could he tend his scientific studies. Still there were compensations, yet at the moment, on this cold January 6th he had difficulty remembering what they were. 6
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But mostly he remembered his beloved garden in the abbey where he worked so long ago. Eight years with 29,000 pea plants to tend. 7
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8 How long ago was it? Twenty? Thirty years? “Here boys, listen.” He was once again a teacher at Znaim. “Listen, boys. It is possible to cross breed plants just like animals. One has to take the pollen from one plant with a small brush and carefully, so carefully, place it on another.
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“Here I take the pollen from the male and place it upon the carpel of another plant. Then the plant does the rest.” 9
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“But why would you do that, Father?” “Because I want to know the rules. There must be rules—laws of breeding, just as there are laws of physics. “I want to find those rules. That is why, Master Pavel, I seek the answers.” 10
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“But how do you stop a bee bringing pollen from one plant to another to mix up your results, Father?” “Try to guess. What should I do?” “Possibly bring the plant inside, or cut the anther off before you pollinate the plant or cover the plant with a little sac? Or . . . maybe, Father, you just pray?” 11
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“Sometimes I did work in the greenhouse. When I worked in my garden, I covered the flower with a little cheesecloth bag. And I did have to remove the anther of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course BIOL 1103 taught by Professor Armstrong during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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