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Genetics - Form I What's a Trait? & Principles of Heredity

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You are encouraged to work in small groups (pairs or threes). You will only have to submit one paper per group (with all the names!)

In the computer log on as “River” password: “Deep” in the Domain “this computer”

You will want to keep this window open while you work on Riverdeep. To do this you should open Riverdeep in a new window.

Click on “Start” then “Programs” then “Riverdeep Logal Express” then “Riverdeep Logal Express”

Click on “High School Science Gateways” then “Biology” then “Principles of Genetics”

Start with “What’s a Trait” and read and do everything on the site. However while you need to fill in the tables on the site to figure things out, you do not have to answer the questions in the boxes on the site. Below you will find boxes with some of their questions, and some of my own. You will be graded on these answers.

Answer the questions as best you can. The boxes will expand as you type if you need more space. (Don't worry if it is a one word answer. The box size is standard.)

Name:

Class Period

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Read Modules 1 & 2 in "Classical Genetics" at DNA From the Beginning

Question 1: What trait is different in the rabbits, and what are the two forms of the trait?

Question 2: What trait is different in the butterflies, and what are the two forms of the trait?

Question 3: What is a trait?

Question 4: Give me one example of a human trait. Make sure you are giving me an example of a trait, NOT a form of the trait (hair color is a trait, brown hair is a form of the trait).

Go to the next module "Principles of Heredity"

Question 5: What is the third objective in the box?

Remember, the boxes will expand as you type if you need more space.

Question 6: Describe the offspring of the F1 generation of rabbits? How many children? How many males? How many females? What ear trait do they have? How does it compare with their parents?

If you end up with rabbits of all  one gender (all male or all female) go back and re-mate the parents.

Question 7: Describe the offspring of the F2 generation of rabbits? (see #6 for what is meant by describe)

Question 8: What do you expect the ear trait to be for the F1 offspring of rabbit couple #2?

Question 9: Describe the offspring of the F1 generation of rabbits? (see #6 for what is meant by describe)

If you end up with rabbits of all  one gender (all male or all female) go back and re-mate the parents.

Question 10: Describe the offspring of the F2 generation of rabbits? (see #6 for what is meant by describe)

Remember, the boxes will expand as you type if you need more space.

Question 11: What is meant by purebred?

Question 12: On page 7, what color would you expect the wings in the F2 generation to be?

Question 13: If it were to turn out that some of the F2 generation offspring had white wings, what would you then know about the original parents?

      

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