Mendelian Genetics notes
1. Who was Gregor Mendel?  When did he live?  What made him important to biology?

 
 
 
 
 

2. What does DNA have to do with genetics?  Be as specific as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Define allele.  Give several examples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. What is a Punnet square?  Give an example.
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. How are the meanings of the terms phenotype and genotype similar and different?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. Define and give examples of homozygous dominant, heterozygous, and homozygous recessive.
 
 
 
 
 
 

7. What characteristics of life does the study of genetics come in contact with?  Give specific examples of how these may be included.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8. What is the Human Genome Project?  What does it hope to accomplish?
 
 
 
 
 
 

9. Define mutation in terms of the study of genetics.
 
 
 
 
 


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