Lab Assignment for Unit 45
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We can simulate the pea experiment with the online Pea Soup lab, put together by Bill Kendrick.
Click on "Start the experiment".
The pea plants are either yellow or green. Yellow is a recessive color and occurs only if both parents contribute a "y" characteristic for color. Green is dominant, so if the characteristics inherited by the plant are Yy or YY, the plant will be green.
Pea plants can also be smooth (W, dominant) or wrinkled (w, recessive). If the child has a Ww or WW pair, it will be smooth. If it has a ww pair, it will be wrinkled.
Answer the following questions:
If you are really into computers, you might like to look at the source code in C for the experiment, which uses a random number generator to set the original distribution of characteristics.
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