02 Mendel: Mendelian Genetics

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Basic mendelian genetics


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  • 1. 
    Mendel was
    • A. 

      A Bovarian rock star.

    • B. 

      A televangelist.

    • C. 

      An Austrian Augustinian monk.

    • D. 

      Dr. Johnson' former student in BIOL 333.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    Lamarckism is an example of the theory of the _________.
  • 3. 
    Many scientist of Mendel's day believed, mistakenly, that inheritance of traits from parents was due the mixing of the two parents' _________.
  • 4. 
    The mistaken idea that the sperm or egg contained a miniature, fully-developed human (a homunculus) was the the theory of _________.
  • 5. 
    The mistaken idea that life routinely arose from non-living material was the theory of _________.
  • 6. 
    The organism Mendel used for his experiments was:
    • A. 

      Drosophila

    • B. 

      The garden pea

    • C. 

      The mouse

    • D. 

      Corn

    • E. 

      Neurospora

  • 7. 
    In Mendel's monohybrid cross: yellow cotyledons x green cotyledons, _________% of the F1 progeny were yellow. 
  • 8. 
    In one of Mendel's monohybrid crosses, _________% of the F1 progeny were heterozygous. 
  • 9. 
    In one of Mendel's monohybrid crosses, _________% of the F2 progeny were heterozygous. 
  • 10. 
    In one of Mendel's monohybrid crosses, _________% of the F2 progeny showed the dominant phenotype. 
  • 11. 
    In one of Mendel's monohybrid crosses, _________% of the F2 progeny showed the recessive phenotype. 
  • 12. 
    In one of Mendel's monohybrid crosses, _________% of the F2 progeny were homozygous recessive. 
  • 13. 
    In Mendel's monohybrid cross: yellow cotyledons x green cotyledons, _________% of the F2 yellow seeds were homozygous. (Round off to a whole number--no decimals.)
  • 14. 
    In Mendel's monohybrid cross: yellow cotyledons x green cotyledons, _________% of the F2 yellow seeds had the same genotype as the F1 seeds. (Round off to a whole number--no decimals.)
  • 15. 
    In one of Mendel's dihybrid crosses, _________/16 of the F2 progeny showed the recessive phenotype for both traits. (Write the numerator of this fraction.)
  • 16. 
    In one of Mendel's dihybrid crosses, _________/16 of the F2 progeny were heterozygous for both genes. (Write the numerator of this fraction.)
  • 17. 
    In one of Mendel's dihybrid crosses, _________/16 of the F2 progeny showed the dominant phenotype for both traits. (Write the numerator of this fraction.)
  • 18. 
    In Mendel's dihybrid cross: yellow; smooth x green; wrinkled, _________/9 of the F2 yellow/smooth progeny were heterozygous for just one gene (either one). (Write the numerator of this fraction.)
  • 19. 
    In Mendel's dihybrid cross: yellow; smooth x green; wrinkled, _________/9 of the F2 yellow/smooth progeny were homozygous for both genes. (Write the numerator of this fraction.)
  • 20. 
    In Mendel's dihybrid cross: yellow; smooth x green; wrinkled, _________/9 of the F2 yellow/smooth progeny were heterozygous for both genes. (Write the numerator of this fraction.)
  • 21. 
    Mendel's conclusion that alleles separate and enter different gametes is his Law of:
    • A. 

      Dominance.

    • B. 

      Segregation.

    • C. 

      Independent Assortment

    • D. 

      Linkage

    • E. 

      Supply and Demand.

  • 22. 
    Mendel's conclusion that, during gamete formation, the separation of one pair of alleles does not influence the separation of another pair of alleles is his Law of:
    • A. 

      Dominance

    • B. 

      Segregation

    • C. 

      Independent Assortment

    • D. 

      Linkage

    • E. 

      Diminishing Returns

  • 23. 
    The fact that the four types of gametes each parent makes in a dihybrid cross occur in equal proportion is a consequence of Mendel's Law of:
    • A. 

      Dominance

    • B. 

      Segregation

    • C. 

      Independent Assortment

    • D. 

      Linkage

    • E. 

      Gravity

  • 24. 
    Mendel's work was discovered (after Mendel's death) in 1900 by the three scientists. Name one of them: _________. (Last name only.)
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