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Monohybrid Cross - A Genetics Definition

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Definition: A monohybrid cross is a breeding experiment between P generation (parental generation) organisms that differ in one trait.

Related Terms: Dihybrid Cross, F1 generation, F2 generation, P generation, True-breeding Plant
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The allele for green pod color (G) is dominant and the allele for yellow pod color (g) is recessive. The cross-pollination between a P generation green pod plant and a P generation yellow pod plant results in all green offspring. All genotypes are (Gg).

Related Resources: Chromosomes and Gender, Law of Segregation, Independent Assortment
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