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Genetics Webquest

Name___________________Date__________Period_______

Link1:
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/E09/E09.html

ReadthroughtheparagraphsunderHowaretraitspassedfromparenttooffspring?in
ordertoanswerthefollowingquestions.

oWhatisatrait?

oDefinegenotype:

oEachletterofagenerepresentsoneformofthetrait,alsoknownasan_____________.

oHowaredominantallelesrepresented?Recessivealleles?

oDefinephenotype:

Readthroughthedirectionsandperformyourgeneticcrossesforeachofyourcreatures
traits.Fillinthefollowingpunnettsquaresandlistthepossiblephenotypes.

Link2:

http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/games/game_dogbreeding.html
Ifyouhaveheadphones,youmayclickandwatchthevideofoundonthiswebsite.
Ifyoudonothaveheadphones,turnoffyourcomputerssound.

ClickWhyatthebottomofthewebpage.

oBreederswanttobreedpuppieswiththemostdesirabletraits.Howisthisaccomplished?

oWhataregenes?

oExplainwhathappensifapuppygetsthealleleforblackhairfromoneparentandtheallele
forbrownhairfromtheotherparent.

ClickHowtoPlayandreadthroughthedirections.
ClickonLevelOneandbeginplayingbychoosingamaleandfemalebordercollie
inordertobreedapuppythathasblackfur.

Ifblackfuristhedominanttrait,usetheletterBorbtoidentifythegenotypesofyourparent
collies.

oGenotypeoffather:_______________

oGenotypeofmother:_______________

oHowmanytrialsdidittakeforyoutobreedapuppywithblackfur?__________

ContinuetoLevel2.

oBasedonthegenotypesofyourparentcollies,whatwasyourprobabilityofproducinga
puppywithlonghair?_____________%

oHowmanytrialsdidittakeforyoutobreedapuppywithlonghair?__________

ContinuetoLevel3.

oThetraitforearsisslightlydifferentthanhaircolorandlength.Howdoyouendupwitha

puppythathasmediumfloppyears?Whatgenesmustthepuppyhave?

oYouhavea100%probabilityofhavingapuppywithfloppyearsifyouselectafatherwith

______________________earsandamotherwith____________________ears.

oHowmanytrialsdidittakeforyoutobreedapuppywithmediumfloppyears?__________

ContinuetoLevel4.

oInthislevel,youaretryingtoselectivelybreedapuppywith__________specifictraits.

oWhydoyouthinkitmightbemoredifficulttoachievethegoalpuppy?

oHowmanytrialsdidittakeforyoutobreedapuppywithbrown,longhair?__________

ContinuetoLevel5.
oInthislevel,youaretryingtoselectivelybreedapuppywith__________specifictraits.

oWhydoyouthinkitmightbemoredifficulttoachievethegoalpuppy?

oHowmanytrialsdidittaketobreedapuppywithblack,longhairandstraightears?______

ContinuetoLevel6.

oInthislevel,youaretryingtoselectivelybreedapuppywith__________specifictraits.

oWhydoyouthinkitmightbemoredifficulttoachievethegoalpuppy?

oHowmanytrialsdidittaketobreedapuppywithbrown,longhairandfloppyears?______

oTrythislevelagain,butthistimeuseoneofyourrecentlybredpuppiestoseeifyoucan
breedthegoalpuppyinlessspins.
Howmanytrialsdidyoursecondefforttake?________

Completethefollowingpunnettsquareillustratingthepossibleoffspringoutcomesifyou
havetwoparentsthatarebothHETEROZYGOUSforbrownhair.Remember,brownhairis
dominant.

PossibleGenotypesandProbabilities:

PossiblePhenotypesandProbabilities: