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100 Points Genetics: Punnett Squares Practice Packet: Ness PAP Biology
Most genetic traits have a stronger, dominant allele and a weaker, recessive allele. In an individual with a
heterozygous genotype, the dominant allele shows up in the offspring and the recessive allele gets covered up and
doesn’t show; we call this complete dominance.
However, some alleles don’t completely dominate others. In fact, some heterozygous genotypes allow both alleles
to partially show by blending together how they are expressed; this is called incomplete dominance. Other
heterozygous genotypes allow both alleles to be completely expressed at the same time like spots or stripes; this is
called codominance. Examples of each are listed below.
Write what each type would be if they were heterozygous.

1. Complete dominance = If a Red (RR) and White flower (rr) were crossbred, resulting in 100% Rr, what
phenotype would been seen according to the rules of COMPLETE dominance?

2. Incomplete dominance = If a Red (RR) and White flower (rr) were crossbred, resulting in 100% Rr, what
phenotype(s) would been seen according to the rules of IN-complete dominance?

3. Codominance = If a Red (RR) and White flower (WW) were crossbred, resulting in 100% RW, what
phenotype(s) would been seen according to the rules of CO-dominance?

Incomplete dominance practice Problems
4-6. Snapdragons are incompletely dominant for color; they have phenotypes red, pink, or white. The red flowers
are homozygous dominant, the white flowers are homozygous recessive, and the pink flowers are heterozygous.
Give the genotypes for each of the phenotypes, using the letters “R” and “ r ” for alleles:
a. Red snapdragon b. Pink snapdragon c. White snapdragon
genotype: ______ genotype: ______ genotype: ______

Show genetic crosses between the following snapdragon parents, using the punnett squares provided, and
record the genotypic and phenotypic %s below:

a. pink x pink b. red x white c. pink x white

Genotypic Genotypic Genotypic
%: ________________ %: ________________ %: ________________
Phenotypic Phenotypic Phenotypic
%: ________________ %: ________________ %: ________________

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Show the cross between a star-eyed and a circle eyed. In horses. Which two colors of horse would you want to breed if you wanted to produce the maximum numbers of palominos in the shortest amount of time? 12. Show the cross between two circle-star eyed. Write the genotypes for the pictured phenotypes _________ __________ ___________ 13. some of the genes for hair color are incompletely dominant. brown x white b. Show the genetic crosses between the following horses and record the genotypic and phenotypic percentages: a. How many of the offspring are circle-eyed? ____________ How many of the offspring are circle-star eyed? ____________ How many are star eyed? ____________ 2 15 Points .7-9. Show the cross between a circle-star eyed. palomino x palomino Genotypic Genotypic Genotypic %: ________________ %: ________________ %: ________________ Phenotypic Phenotypic Phenotypic %: ________________ %: ________________ %: ________________ 10. In Smileys. and a circle eyed. Can palominos be considered a purebred line of horses? Why or why not? 11. What are the phenotypes of the offspring? ____________ What are the genotypes? __________ 14. How many of the offspring are circle-eyed? ____________ How many of the offspring are circle-star eyed? ____________ 15. circular (CC). white horses are bb and a Bb genotype creates a yellow-tannish colored horse with a white mane and tail. or a circle with a star (CS). brown x palomino c. which is called “palomino”. eye shape can be starred (SS). Genotypes are as follows: brown horses are BB.

e. Write the genotype for each person based on the description: a. 5.” and the baby has blood type “B.” They have three children named Matthew. 16 Points 2 pts. Type “A” and had a type “O” parent _________ e.A (IAO) B IBIB or IBi AB.B (IBO) 1. Can only get blood from a type “O” donor _________ 2. Was the baby switched? _______________________ 3 . Mrs. Type O _________ d. The mother has blood type “O. Luke cannot be the child of these parents because neither parent has the allele _____. Pretend that Brad Pitt is homozygous for the type B allele.” the father has blood type “AB. Essy must have the genotype ______ because ___________ has blood type ______ c. Essy is type “A” and Mr. so DNA fingerprinting technology does not exist yet. Blood Type Genotype Can donate blood to: Can receive blood from: (Phenotype) O ii (OO) A.” Matthew is type “A.” Based on this information: a. Mark. Complete the punnett square showing all the possible blood types for the offspring produced by a type “O” mother and an a Type “AB” father. Father’s genotype: _______ c. Mr.AB and O O (universal donor) AB IAIB AB A. Baby’s genotype: ______ or ________ d.” and Luke is type “AB. and Luke. Essy is type “O. There are two dominant alleles (A & B) and one recessive allele (O).B. Punnett square showing all possible genotypes for children produced by this couple. Type “AB” _________ f. Its 1968. each Name__________________________ Period ____________ Date ________ Codominance Worksheet (Blood types) Human blood types are determined by genes that follow the CODOMINANCE pattern of inheritance.” a. Mark is type “O.B. Blood can be donated to anybody _________ g.AB and O (universal receiver) A IAIA or IAi AB. What are percentages of each offspring? _________________________________________________________________ 4. Heterozygous for the “A” allele _________ c. A O. Mrs. and Angelina Jolie is type “O. Two parents think their baby was switched at the hospital. Homozygous for the “B” allele _________ b.B O. Mother’s genotype: _______ b. Essy must have the genotype ______ b.” What are all the possible blood types of their baby? (Do the punnett square) _________________________________________________________________ 3.

Name Blood Type Mother Type A Baby Type B The mailman Type O The butcher Type AB The waiter Type A The cable guy Type B 8. Based on the information in this table. Mother’s genotype: _______ or ________ b. Could the baby actually be theirs? _________________________ 7. The sister of the mom above also had issues with finding out who the father of her baby was. She had the state take a blood test of potential fathers. Two other parents think their baby was switched at the hospital. Punnett square that shows the baby’s genotype as a possibility e.” a. Baby’s genotype: ______ d.” and Priscilla the baby has blood type “AB. Amy the mother has blood type “A.” Linville the father has blood type “B. Based on the information in this table. Father’s genotype: _______ or ________ c. which men could not be the father of the baby? (hint… look at the baby’s blood type only…)____________________________________ You can use the Punnett square if you need help figuring it out.6. why was the baby taken away by the state after the test? (hint… look at the baby’s blood type only…)_____________________________________________________________________ Name Blood Type Mother Type O Baby Type AB Bartender Type O Guy at the club Type AB Cabdriver Type A Flight attendant Type B 4 .

Father is type A. Mother is type B. Father is type O. homozygous. the gene for type A and the gene for type B are codominant. heterozygous. each In blood typing. Mother is type O __________% O __________% A __________% B __________% AB 2. Father is type O. Father and Mother are both type AB __________% O __________% A __________% B __________% AB 5 . determine the possible blood types of the offspring when: 1. Mother is type B. The gene for type O is recessive. heterozygous __________% O __________% A __________% B __________% AB 5. Mother is type AB __________% O __________% A __________% B __________% AB 6. Father is type A. homozygous __________% O __________% A __________% B __________% AB 4. Using Punnett squares. BLOOD TYPE & INHERITANCE 12 Points 2 pts.

female ___ red eyed. male ____________ red eyed female (heterozygous) ________ white eyed. Show the cross of a red eyed female (heterozygous) and a red eyed male. eye color is a sex linked trait. Show a cross between a pure red eyed female and a white eyed male. ____________ . What are the genotypes of the parents? ___________ & ________________ How many are: white eyed.Genetics: X Linked Genes In fruit flies. female ___ red eyed. female ____ 5. (think about the percentage of the total #) 6 would there be? How many total red-eyed flies 6. male ___________ r 3. 100 males were produced and 200 females. male___ white eyed. What are the sexes and eye colors of flies with the following genotypes: XRXr _________________ XRY _________________ XRXR _________________ XrY _________________ 2. female ____ Math: What if in the above cross. 1. What are the genotypes of these flies: white eyed. Show the cross of a white eyed female X X r with a red-eyed male X R Y . Red is dominant to white. What are the genotypes of the parents: ___________& _______________ How many are: white eyed. male ____ red eyed. female ___________ red eyed. 4. male___white eyed. male ____ red eyed.

each 7 . and what is their sex? 20 Points 2 pts. How many of their children will have hemophilia. normal = 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? __________ 9. 8. What is the probability that their children will have hemophilia? What sex will a child in the family with hemophilia be? 10. A woman who is a carrier marries a normal man. In humans. Females can be normal. or have the disease. Show the cross. carrier = male. carriers. hemophiliac = female. hemophilia is a sex linked trait. normal = female. A woman who has hemophilia marries a normal man. Males will either have the disease or not (but they won’t ever be carriers) = female.7.

Parent 1 Parent 2 A A B B X a a b b 2) Set up the cross for both sides. B) Write out the parents’ genotypes together ex. AABB X aabb C) Use the F O I L method to set up the test cross i u n a r t s s s s i t t i d d e e 1) Draw the arrows for each parent for the FOIL method.How to set up dihybrid crosses A) Figure out the genotypes of both traits for both parents. An example is given below. ab ab 8 . AB AB AB AB ab AaBb ab 3 pts. Parent 1 AB Parent 2 3) Practice filling in the probable offspring below.

Hitchhikers thumb d. What would their children look like if they are both heterozygous for straight pinky and hitchhikers thumb? (Fill in the Punnett Square and the blanks). 1. Set up the crosses using the rules and the letters from the other page. Ee Can roll tongue. attached earlobes b. Straight pinky.RR. Parents’ genotypes ____________ X ____________ a. Straight thumbs e. hitchhikers thumb d. attached earlobes d. John Doe and Jane Doe want to have children and are thinking about how their childrens’ hands might look. Ww No hair on mid-digit. How many hair. not attached earlobes e. Straight pinky. How many PTC taster. Parents’ genotypes ____________ X ____________ a. what is the probability of them having each of the following types of children? (Fill in the Punnett Square and the blanks).mm No widow’s peak. Mm Widow’s peak. count the number of individuals with either the dominant or recesssive phenotype for both traits! Then that ratio would be something like 4:4:4:4 or 9:3:3:1 PTC-taster. How many Non.HH. Hitchhikers thumb b. What is the phenotypic ratio? 2.WW. What is the phenotypic ratio? 9 . hitchhikers thumb b. 4) To figure the phenotypic ratio.pp Hair on mid-digit – MM. what is the probability of them having each of the following types of children? (Fill in the Punnett Square and the blanks). straight thumb e.TT.rr Hitchhikers thumb.PP. not attached earlobes c.EE. What is the phenotypic ratio? 3. bent pinky. How many Non-PTC taster. Pp Straight thumb – hh Bent pinky.ww Now practice! Dihybrid Crosses. Rr Non-PTC taster – tt Free earlobes – ee Can’t roll tongue .PTC taster. If a woman who has no hair on her mid-digit (recessive)and is homozygous attached earlobes (dominant) has children with a man who has hair on his mid-digit and has attached earlobes (heterozygous for both traits). Straight thumbs c. How many PTC taster. How many hair. Parents’ genotypes ____________ X ____________ a. straight thumb c. Tt Attached earlobes. Hh Straight pinky. bent pinky. If a woman who is a non-PTC taster (recessive) with heterozygous hitchhikers thumb has children with a man who is a heterozygous PTC taster with straight thumbs (recessive). How many hairless. How many hairless.

To breed as many checkered winged. a. Widow’s Peak. you need to breed homozygous checkered winged. who claimed it was homozygous. red feather pigeons with each other (because all of the offspring would be checkered winged. Their circus only accepts people with a Widow’s Peak and who can roll their tongues. red feather pigeons as possible. you must sell mainly checkered winged. What would their children look like if Dohn is heterozygous for both Widow’s peak and tongue rolling. The Problem: You recently purchased a male pigeon that has checkered wings and red feathers from a shady pigeon dealer. They are both circus performers and want their children to follow in their footsteps. Tongue Roller b. In order to make the most money as a pigeon breeder. Widow’s Peak. Straight hair line. Illustrate the probable outcomes if your pigeon IS homozygous for both traits. You are a pigeon breeder. red feathered pigeon (you bred her yourself!) She is so beautiful that she has won prizes in several pigeon beauty contests. Straight hair line. What is the phenotypic ratio? f. and Dane is homozygous dominant for Widow’s peak and heterozygous for tongue rolling? (Fill in the Punnett Square and the blanks). You know you have a female homozygous checkered winged. red feather pigeons. non tongue roller e. Describe how you will be able to tell what the genotype for both traits of your pigeon in 1 generation. (test cross here) 5 points b. Lucky for you checkered wings and red feathers are dominant in pigeons (plain wings and brown feathers are recessive). Before you breed this male with your prize winning female. each This problem will involve both a test cross and a Dihybrid Punnett Square 10 Points Background information: 1. Parents’ genotypes ____________ X ____________ a. 4. (using a Punnett Square) 5 points. Dohn Joe and Dane Joe want to have children and are thinking about how their childrens’ hair line and tongues will turn out. red feather pigeons). What are the chances of their child being able to join the circus? 12 Points 3 pts. you want to be sure that it is homozygous for both traits. 10 . Tongue Roller d. non tongue roller c.

What is the genotype of IV-1? 3 4 II 1 2 2. What is the genotype of person III-3? 14. Pedigree Worksheet 22 Points Use the given pedigrees to answer the following questions: The pedigree to the right shows the passing on of straight thumbs (recessive) and Hitchhiker’s I 1 2 Thumb (dominant) in a family. What is the genotype of III-1? III 1 2 3 4 4. Shaded shapes mean the person has a straight thumb 1. What is the genotype II-3? 6. Is it possible for individual IV-2 to be a carrier? Why? 7. Fill in the numbers for each generation (generation IV is done for you). What is the genotype of person II-2? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12. What is the ONLY sex carriers of colorblindness can be? III 10. Which individuals are colorblind? IV 11. The pedigree to the right shows the passing on of I colorblindness (a recessive. What is the genotype III-2? IV 1 2 3 5. What is the genotype of person I-1? 13. II II 8. what are the chances of their male offspring being colorblind? What about their female offspring? 11 . sex-linked trait). If person IV-1 marries a female who is not colorblind and is not a carrier. What do the half shaded circles mean? 9. What is the genotype IV-3? 3.

How many girls did II-1 and II-2 have? ___________ How many have sickle cell anemia? 22. Which members of the family above are afflicted with sickle cell anemia? 16. How are individuals II-7 and III-2 related? 19. How many children did individuals I-1 and I-2 have? 21. One person can have more than one possible genotype 12 . How are individuals I-1 and I-2 related? 18.I 1 2 = Sickle Cell Anemia II 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 III 1 2 3 4 5 NOTE. 15. How are individuals III-4 and III-5 related? 17. How are individuals I-2 and III-5 related? 20. Label the possible genotypes for all individuals in the pedigree.carriers are not shown on this pedigree although Sickle Cell Anemia IS A RECESSIVE DISORDER.

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