- The alleles of different loci are inherited independently of each other, unless they are genetically linked.
- The expected phenotypic ratio of a dihybrid cross is 9:3:3:1, except in cases of linkage or gene interactions that modify this ratio.
- Modified ratios from 9:3:3:1 are seen in the case of recessive and dominant epistasis, duplicate genes, and complementary gene action. This usually indicates that the two genes interact within the same biological pathway.
Mendel’s Second Law
duplicate gene action
Orange, long, dilute, White masking, piebald spotting, calico
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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.