Genetics - DNA From the
Beginning - Modules 1-5
When you click Submit (at the bottom of this web page) it
will save your work on the server for me.
OR USE THE MOUSE Between the fields....
The "form handler" software doesn't like "blanks" so, if you
an answer, leave the -No answer- in the box.
You will want to keep this window
open while you work on DNA from the Beginning. To do this you should
open DftB in a new window.
Read Module 1- at
Question 1: What is
a pistil? Which matures first, in a pea plant, the female or male sex
organs? How did that facilate Mendell's experiment? Why is Mendell
called the father of genetics?
Read Module 2-
Question 2: Are any people purebred for any traits?
Give me at
least one example of a human genotype and a human phenotype. Mendell
taught H.S. science. How was he different from Dr. G?
Read Module 3-
Question 3: Pea
plants are either tall or short. Most human traits do not show this
either/or inheritence pattern. We will learn why latter, however, for
now, identify at least one human trait that you either have it or don't.
Question 4: Is there a necessary relationship between
frequency? (That is are dominant traits necessarily more common.-Hint,
think eye color in Sweden.)
Read module 5-
Question 5: What is the genotype of yellow peas? of green
Remember, the boxes will expand as you type if you need more
Look up achondroplastic dwarfs.
Question 6: If two achondroplastic dwarfs have children what
be the ratio of dwarfs/normal offspring at (a) conception (b) age 5?
Question 7: Were Mendell's numbers