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Flower position, stem length, and seed shape were three traits that were studied by Mendel. Each is controlled by an independently assorting gene. If a plant that is heterozygous for all three traits was allowed to self- fertilize, what proportion of the offspring would be expected to show all three dominant phenotypes?

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In horses coat color is dependent upon genes as follows: A_B_ results in bay, aaB_ in black, A_bb in chestnut, aabb in liver. In addition, palimino is derived by Dd with chestnut. A palimono stallion (DdAAbb) is crossed with a palimino mare (DdAAbb). What percent of the offspring will be palimino?

Wipro,

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The dominant gene (G) produces green hair in mermaids and the recessive gene (g) produces blue hair. Webbed fingers are due to the dominant gene (F) and normal fingers are recessive (f). A mermaid who was heterozygous for hair color and who had normal fingers had a father with blue hair and webbed fingers and a mother with green hair and webbed fingers. What are the genotypes of all individuals (as completely as possible)?

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In cucumbers normal leaves (N) are dominant to curled leaves (n) and elongated fruit (L) is dominant to spherical fruit and these genes are linked on the same chromosome. If a pure-breeding normal-leaved, elongated fruit cucumber is crossed with a curled-leaved, spherical fruit cucumber, what will be the phenotype of the F1? the phenotypic ratio of the F2?

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A certain man has the genotype AaBb; genes A and B are on one chromosome and a and b are on its homologue. List the gametes that could be formed with crossing over and with no crossing over

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A normal woman whose father was a hemophiliac marries a normal man. What are the chances of hemophilia occurring in their children?

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In cats yellow is due to gene B and black to its allele b. These genes are located on the X chromosome (sex-linked). The heterozygous results in calico (tortoise shell). What kinds of offspring (sex & color) are expected from the cross: black male & calico female? Most calico males are sterile, why?

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The ABO blood system has been employed to settle cases of disputed paternity. Suppose, as an expert in genetics, you are called to testify in a case where the mother is type A, the child is type O and the alleged father is type B. How would you respond to the following statements of the attornies: a. "Since the mother has type A, the type O of the child must have come from the father and since my client is type B, he obviously could not have fatered the child." Made by the attorney of the alleged father. b. "Further tests revealed that this man is heterozygous and therefore he must be the father." Made by the mother's attorney.

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The rare trait of ocular albinism (almost complete absence of eye pigment) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive. A man with ocular albinism marries a woman who neither has this trait nor is a carrier. What would you predict about their offspring concerning this trait?

Wegmans,

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In a cross AABBCC and aabbcc (P generation), what would be the frequency of AAbbCc in the F2 (assuming no linkage)?

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Consider two linked autosomal genes. The dominant allele C of the first gene causes cataracts of the eye, whereas its recessive allele produces normal eyes. The dominant allele P causes polydactyly (an extra finger) whereas its allele (p) produces a normal number of fingers. A man with cataracts and normal fingers marries a woman with polydactyly and normal eyes. Their son has both polydactyly and cataracts and he marries a woman with neither trait. What is the probability that their first child will have cataracts and polydactyly?

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The weight of the fruit of one variety of squashes is determined by three pairs of genes: AABBCC produces 6 lb squashes and aabbcc produces 3 lb squashes. Each dominant allele adds 1/2 lb tothe base weight (3 lb). If a pure breeding line that produced 6 lb squashes was crossed with a pure breeding line that produced 3 lb squashes, what would be the phenotypic ratio of the F1 and the F2?

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In snapdragons tallness (T) is dominant to dwarfness (t). Red flowers are produced by RR and white flowers by rr but the heterozygous Rr is pink. A dwarf red snapdragon is crossed to a homozygous tall plant with white flowers. What is the phenotypic ratio of the F1? the F2?

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A number of plant species have a recessive allele for albinism; homozygous albino (white) individuals are unable to synthesize chlorophyll. If a tobacco plant heterozygous for albinism is allowed to self-pollinate and 500 seeds germinate: a)how many offspring will be the same genotype as the parent? b)how many seedlings would you expect to be white?

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In mice colored coat is dominant to albinism. Sniffles, a male mouse with a colored coat is mated to Esmeralda, an alluring albino. The resulting litter of six young all had colored fur. The next time around Esmeralda was mated with Whiskers, who was the same color as Sniffles; some of this litter were white. a)What are the probable genotypes of Sniffles, Esmeralda, and Whiskers? b) If a male of the 1st litterwas mated to a colored female of the 2nd litter, what phenotypic ratio might be expected among the offspring? c)What would be the expected results if a male of the 1st litter was mated to an albino from the 2nd?

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Why does RNA have 5 bases and DNA has only 4?

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sir/ma'm im doing my msc in biotechnology.im concern that can go for phd in genetics? and how?? plz help me in this..thank you

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What situations might be viewed as ethical uses of human cloning? Are you doubtful, fearful, or hopeful about human cloning?

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Explain in terms of gene product function how a mutant allele can be dominant? recessive?

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To how much extent skin color depends on genes?

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was math a subject in high school of difficulty for a person diagnosed with turner's syndrome?

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how was school like for someone with turner's syndrome?

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Why do we age?

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A number of plant species have a recessive allele for albinism; homozygous albino (white) individuals are unable to synthesize chlorophyll. If a tobacco plant heterozygous for albinism is allowed to self-pollinate and 500 seeds germinate: a)how many offspring will be the same genotype as the parent? b)how many seedlings would you expect to be white?

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What are the down sides of Genetic Engineering?

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how was highschool like for a person diagnosed with turner's syndrome? and really difficult subjects?

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Are there alternatives to Genetic Engineering?

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Is Jurassic Park -- Completely impossible?

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In sesame, the one-pod condition (P) is dominant to the three-pod condition (p), and normal leaf (L) is dominant over wrinkled leaf (l). The two characters are inherited independently. Determine the genotypes and phenotypes of the two plants which produce the following progeny: 318 one- pod normal, 98 one-pod wrinkled, 323 three-pod normal and 104 three-pod wrinkled.

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What is the chemical composition of gene?

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