Question 1: What is the genetic material? Key points: 1. DNA is the genetic material in living beings and viruses 2. There are exceptions in some viruses and unusual agents Griffith Experiment: Transformation o Transforming factor, resulting in a phe
Mendel's First Law What rules dictate inheritance of traits? Theories of Inheritance o Blending theory of inheritance: traits blend together from generation to generation (each allele contributes to the phenotype) o Dominance: one trait is "stronger"
Genetic Engineering Key Points: Gene Engineering in Plants o DNA can be introduced via a gene gun or agrobacterium infection o Production of plants with novel properties Getting genes into plants, strategy 1: gene gun Strategy 2: Ti plasmid (tumor in