State the conclusions reached by Mendel on the inheritance of characteristics.How do the following deviate from his conclusions? 1.autosomal linkage. 2.sex-linked (X-linked) inheritance. 3.polygenic (multiple-gene) inheritance.
One important idea attributed to Gregor Mendel is the Principle of Dominance. It basically states when two pure, but contrasting traits are crossed, the dominant trait will be expressed in the offspring. The Law of Segregation states that each gamete will receive one member of a homologous pair of chromosomes. The Law of Independent Assortment states that genetic traits are inherited independently of one another. For example, if you consider the hundreds of different traits in an organism, and then represent them with a deck of cards, when shuffling a deck of cards, you can come up with endless combinations of various traits within an organism. When...
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