Dihybrid Cross Problem SetA dihybrid cross involves a study of inheritance patterns for organisms differing in two traits. Mendel invented the dihybrid cross to determine if different traits of pea plants, such as flower color and seed shape, were inherited independently. Our objective is to understand the principles that govern inheritance of different traits in a dihybrid cross that led Mendel to propose that alleles of different genes are assorted independently of one another during the formation of gametes.
Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem.
University of Arizona
Tuesday, August 13, 1996
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