Mendels hypotheses also explain the 31 ratio in the F 2 generation The F 1

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Mendel’s hypotheses also explain the 3:1 ratio in the F 2 generation. The F 1 hybrids all have a Pp genotype. A Punnett square shows the four possible combinations of alleles that could occur when these gametes combine. 9.4 Homologous chromosomes bear the alleles for each character A locus (plural, loci ) = the specific location of a gene along a chromosome. For a pair of homologous chromosomes, alleles of a gene reside at the same locus. Homozygous individuals have the same allele on both homologues. Heterozygous individuals have a different allele on each homologue. 9.5 The law of independent assortment is revealed by tracking two characters at once
A dihybrid cross is a mating of parental varieties that differ in two characters. Mendel performed the following dihybrid cross with the following results: P generation: round yellow seeds wrinkled green seeds F 1 generation: all plants with round yellow seeds F 2 generation: 9/16 had round yellow seeds 3/16 had wrinkled yellow seeds 3/16 had round green seeds 1/16 had wrinkled green seeds Mendel needed to explain why the F 2 offspring had new nonparental combinations of traits and a 9:3:3:1 phenotypic ratio. Mendel suggested that the inheritance of one character has no effect on the inheritance of another, suggested that the dihybrid cross is the equivalent to two monohybrid crosses, and called this the law of independent assortment . The following figure demonstrates the law of independent assortment as it applies to two characters in Labrador retrievers:
black versus chocolate color, normal vision versus progressive retinal atrophy. 9.6 Geneticists can use the testcross to determine unknown genotypes A testcross is the mating between an individual of unknown genotype and a homozygous recessive individual. A testcross can show whether the unknown genotype includes a recessive allele. Mendel used testcrosses to verify that he had true-breeding genotypes. The following figure demonstrates how a testcross can be performed to determine the genotype of a Lab with normal eyes. 9.8 CONNECTION: Genetic traits in humans can be tracked through family pedigrees In a simple dominant-recessive inheritance of dominant allele A and recessive allele a , a recessive phenotype always results from a homozygous recessive genotype ( aa ) but a dominant phenotype can result from either the homozygous dominant genotype ( AA ) or a heterozygous genotype ( Aa ). Wild-type traits , those prevailing in nature, are not necessarily specified by dominant alleles. The inheritance of human traits follows Mendel’s laws. A pedigree

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