- A diploid can have up to two different alleles at a single locus. The alleles segregate equally between gametes during meiosis.
- Phenotype depends on the alleles that are present, their dominance relationships, and sometimes also interactions with the environment and other factors.
- Classical geneticists make use of true breeding lines, monohybrid crosses, Punnett squares, test crosses, reciprocal crosses, and the chi-square test.
- Sex-linked genes are an exception to standard Mendelian inheritance. Their phenotypes are influenced by the type of sex chromosome system and the type of dosage compensation system found in the species.
- The male/female phenotype (sex) can be determined by chromosomes, genes, or the environment.
Mendel’s First Law
Law of Equal Segregation
incomplete (semi) dominance
ABO blood group
true breeding lines
G + E = P
chi-square χ2 test
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Dr. Todd Nickle and Isabelle Barrette-Ng (Mount Royal University) The content on this page is licensed under CC SA 3.0 licensing guidelines.