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Mendelian Genetics

Information on the basic principles that govern heredity, which were discovered by Gregor Mendel. Learn about Mendel's law of segregation and independent assortment.

Mendel's Law of Segregation
The principles that govern heredity were discovered by a monk named Gregor Mendel in the 1860's. One of these principles is now called Mendel's law of segregation.

Independent Assortment
Mendel's law of independent assortment states that allele pairs separate independently during the formation of gametes. Therefore, traits are transmitted to offspring independently of one another.

Genetics Quiz: Mendelian Genetics
Do you know the difference between genotype and phenotype? Can you perform a monohybrid cross? Test your knowledge of Mendelian genetics.

Genotype and Phenotype
Information about the relationship between genotype and phenotype.

Human Genetics
Detailed information on the principles of human genetics presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

MendelWeb
Wonderful resource for anyone who is interested in "the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science."

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