The Inheritance of Variation
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson
An introduction to genetic inheritance, including the principles of segregation and dominance.
At the completion of this lesson you should be able to:
- Define the following terms: truebreeding, M1, M2, M3, F1, F2, F3, gamete, gene, gene pairs, allele, genotype, phenotype, monohybrid cross, heterozygous, and homozygous.
- Apply the principles of segregation and dominance to explain the inheritance of traits that are carefully monitored in a classical genetics experiment.
- Explain why planting seeds in progeny rows helps a geneticist determine the genotype of parents.
- Lesson home
- Objectives - The Inheritance of Variation
- Introduction - The Inheritance of Variation
- Experiment Outline - M1
- Experiment Outline - M2
- Experiment Outline - M3
- Experiment Summary Statements
- The Monohybrid Cross Experiments of Dr. James Specht
- Monohybrid Cross Experiment Outline
- Monohybrid Cross Experiment Data
- The Principle of Segregation
- Using Punnett Squares to Prove Segregation
- A Common Pattern
- Summary - The Inheritance of Variation