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Mendel and His Discoveries Chapter 11. Gregor Mendel Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) Experimented with pea plants and developed fundamental rules of genetics.

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1 Mendel and His Discoveries Chapter 11

2 Gregor Mendel Gregor Mendel ( ) Experimented with pea plants and developed fundamental rules of genetics and patterns of inheritance.

3 Punnett Squares Crosses between parents that differ in only one trait are called MONOHYBRID CROSSES. P= Parents F1= First Filial generation (kids) F2= Second Filial generation (grandkids)

4 Mendel and Pea Plants For his plant experiment he crossed a tall plant with a short plant. All of the offspring looked tall. Why? Because the tall plants had a dominant trait and the short plants had a recessive trait.

5 Alleles Alleles are simply versions of genes THE ALLELES FOR COW FUR COLOR ARE BLACK. BROWN, AND WHITE

6 Prediction of Genetic Crosses The alleles for tallness of a plant: TT= Dominant (Tall) tt= Recessive (Short) How do we know for sure that they would all be tall? The Punnet Square

7 Punnett Squares Tool to predict outcomes of genetic crosses Make a tic-tac-toe board Place the parent alleles like below: TALL PARENT PLANT SHORT PARENT PLANT

8 Let’s try another one… If the trait is for feather color of parrots, then GG= Dominant and is green. gg= recessive and is gold. GG allele is homozygous dominant; (Homo- same; zygous-sex cell; dominant- dominant)

9 gg allele is homozygous recessive; (Homo- same; zygous- sex cell; recessive- recessive) So from the cross above we get all Gg. So are they Green or gold or a mix of both?

10 They are all green. Gg is called heterozygous. Heterozygous means different. If a G and a g are together to make a heterozygous trait, the trait looks like the dominant gene or G. So, ALL the parrots look green.

11 But what about the KIDS of these new, green parrots? Genetics of the new, GREEN (F1) parrots: Gg x Gg Gg GGGGg g gg

12 Ratios? Phenotype: the “look” of the genes Genotype: the “letters” or alleles of the organism GENOTYPE RATIOS: 1 GG, 2Gg 1gg PHENOTYPE RATIOS: 3:1

13 Why we needed the math: The Dihybrid Cross Lets say that in peas, We cross a Homozygous dominant Smooth, yellow seed with a Homozygous recessive wrinkled, green seed. What would be the genotype and phenotype of the F1 generation?

14 Setting it up SS= SmoothYY= yellow ss= wrinkledyy= green So we are crossing a SSYY x ssyy

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16 Ready, set, go! Most important question: What are all of the possible sperm and egg that each plant can produce with those alleles? (huh?) SSYY Plant ssyy Plant SY sy

17 The product of this cross will all be: SsYy, or all Smooth, Yellow peas (F1) But what about the F2 generation?

18 Ask the Important Question again! Most important question: What are all of the possible sperm and egg that each plant can produce with those alleles? SsYy PEA SEED SY Sy sY sy

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20 9:3:3:1

21 Incomplete Dominance What do you get when you cross a homozygous dominant red rose with a homozygous white rose?

22 Incomplete Dominance A Pink Rose! Since all of the F1 are Rr= pink, what would be the F2 generation of all of the F1 pink roses?

23 1 Red: 2 Pink: 1 White Rr RRRRr r rr

24 Codominance Codominance- when both alleles contribute to the phenotype of the organism

25 Multiple Alleles When three or more alleles of the same gene exist in a population i.e. blood types (A, B, O)

26 Continuous Variation - The range of small differences of a single trait in a population. It is usually where several genes effect a single trait.


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