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Genetics of Calico Cats

Genetics Oompa Loompa

Genetics: Multiple Alleles

Genetics - X Linked Genes

**In fruit flies, eye color is a sex linked trait. Red is dominant to white.**

1. What are the sexes and eye colors of flies with the following genotypes?

X R X r _________ X R Y __________ X r X r __________

X R X R ____________ X r Y ____________

2. What are the genotypes of these flies:

white eyed, male ____________ red eyed female (heterozygous) ________

white eyed, female ___________ red eyed, male ___________

3. Show the cross of a white eyed female X r X r with a red-eyed male X R Y .

 

 

4. Show a cross between a pure red eyed female and a white eyed male.
What are the genotypes of the parents:

___________ and _______________

How many are:

white eyed, male ____
white eyed, female ____
red eyed, male ____
red eyed, female ____

5. Show the cross of a red eyed female (heterozygous) and a red eyed male.

What are the genotypes of the parents?

___________ & ________________

How many are:

white eyed, male ____
white eyed, female ____
red eyed, male ____
red eyed, female ____

Math: What if in the above cross, 100 males were produced and 200 females. How many total red-eyed flies would there be? ________

Human Sex Linkage

6. In humans, hemophilia is a sex linked trait. Females can be normal, carriers, or have the disease. Males will either have the disease or not (but they won’t ever be carriers)

X H X H = female, normal
X H X h = female, carrier
X h X h = female, hemophiliac
X H Y = male, normal

X h Y= male, hemophiliac

Show the cross of a man who has hemophilia with a woman who is a carrier.

What is the probability that their children will have the disease? __________

7. A woman who is a carrier marries a normal man. Show the cross. What is the probability that their children will have hemophilia? What sex will a child in the family with hemophilia be?

8. A woman who has hemophilia marries a normal man. How many of their children will have hemophilia, and what is their sex?

Calico Cat Genetics

9. In cats, the gene for calico (multicolored) cats is codominant. Females that receive a B and an R gene have black and oRange splotches on white coats. Males can only be black or orange, but never calico.

Here’s what a calico female’s genotype would look like: X B X R

Show the cross of a female calico cat with a black male?

What percentage of the kittens will be black and male? _________
What percentage of the kittens will be calico and male? _________
What percentage of the kittens will be calico and female? _________

10. Show the cross of a female black cat, with a male orange cat.

What percentage of the kittens will be calico and female? _____What color will all the male cats be? ______