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Chapter 9:11-23 Inheritance - Non-Simple Traits and Linked Inheritance.

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Biology Homework Chapter 9: Complex Inheritance


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 9: Patterns of Inheritance, sections 11-23.

Study Notes

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Traits and Genes

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

Use the Classical Genetics simulator to explore traits in Drosophila populations. (If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in the previous assignment to become familiar with the simulation).

Chose "Select a Practice Population" and use the right arrow to move to the third practice population,, which involves sex-linked traits. Click on "Continue".

  • Study the parent generation and decide which crosses you will perform to determine which traits are sex-linked.
  • If you are feeling like being seriously challenged, use population 7 and see if you can determine the linking and positions of traits on the same chrmosome.

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.