Genetics - Anthropology

Genetics - Anthropology - Anthropology 116 Genetics Why are...

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Anthropology 116 - Genetics Why are genetics important? o Genetic changes indicate if a population is evolving o Genetics help analyze the origins of species o Contributes to physiological variability o Ancient DNA Why extinction occurred? Using DNA extracted from a humorous Gregor Mendel o Genetics is the mechanism of hereditability o Hereditability is particular in nature Color of cat – grey/black/etc o This particular property maintains variation o The pea pod experiment – punnett squares Assumptions Independent assortment o Random distribution of alleles to gametes o Random distribution of alleles during fertilization Key Terms o Genotype – the genetic coding for a trait – such as (XX) o Phenotype – the physical expression of a genotype – such as male or female o Allele – a genotype variant; code for types “flavors” o Dominant – an allele whose genotype is preferentially expressed in the presence of other allele variants; shown with capital letters
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course ANTH 1312 taught by Professor Agwuele during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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Genetics - Anthropology - Anthropology 116 Genetics Why are...

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