Instructions: go to www.dnaftb.org and click on "classical genetics". Read through each of the chapters and answer the questions as you go.
a) Distinguish between the pistil and the stamen of a plant.
b) Do the problem set. Explain why it was important for Mendel to control certain factors in his experiment.
a) List all of the traits that Mendel examined in his experiment.
b) Go to Problem. Describe the steps you would need to take to get a pure-bred colored flowered plant.
a) After viewing the animation, go to Problem. What is the best way to determine what trait is dominant?
a) Distinguish between a gene and an allele.
b) What happens when two heterozygous (yellow-seeded) plants are crossed? __________________
c) Go to Problem: What is the genotype of the F1 plants? _____________
a) View animation and go to Problem. What types of gametes will a TtYy plant produce? ____________________
b) How many of the offspring (from Problem) are tall, yellow? _______ short, green? ______
c) What is the Law of Independent Assortment? _____________________________________________________
a) Why does wood float? ____________________________________________________
b) How did Hooke define a cell? ______________________________________________________________
a) What are the phases of mitosis? ______________________________________________________________
b) What holds sister chromatids together? ___________________________________________
c) Describe the position of the chromatids during metaphase: _______________________________
d) What does "omnis celula e cellula" mean? ___________________________________________________________
a) What organism did Theodor Bovari study? _________________________________
b) During prophase 1 of meiosis, chromosomes form pairs called:______________________________
c) Meiosis I ends with __________________________, there are ______________ daughter cells.
d) d) How many cells are there at the end of meiosis 2? ____________
a) What are the two male chromosomes? ___________________ Female? _____________
b) How many chromosomes are found in female mealworms? _________________
c) In humans, which parent determines the sex of the offspring? _________________
a) What did Thomas Morgan study? ________________________
b) What offspring resulted from the mutant white eyed male and the red eyed female? _____________________
c) When these offspring were crossed, only the __________ had white eyes.
a) Summarize the idea of "linkage groups": ___________________________________________________________________
b) Linkage groups could be used to construct ___________________
c) What is "crossing-over"? ________________________________________
a) What happens when plants self fertilize over many generations? ___________________________________
b) Hybrids yield more corn, this phenomenon is called _______________________________.
a) What is the name of the diagram used to track inheritance in humans? _____________________
b) Which of Victoria’s nine children had hemophilia? _______________ Was the child male or female?_________
c) Which of her daughters were also carriers? _________________________
d) What happened to the Romanov family in Russia? _________________________________
a) What is the ERO? _______________________________________________________
b) What is Farragut's famous quote? _____________________________________________
c) Do you think love of the sea or fearlessness is something that we inherit in our genes?