SCI 1102

Samp|e Genet|cs Þrob|ems from Þr|or 1ests
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prob|em sets at the Un|vers|ty of Ar|zona Mende||an Genet|csť
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An albino (lack of pigmentation) man marries a normally pigmented woman who had an albino
mother. What are the chances of the couple having an albino child? A. 0% b. 25% c. 50% d. 75%




The gametes oI a plant oI genotype SsYy should have the genotypes:
a. Ss and Yy b. SY and sy c. SY, Sy, sY, and sy d. Ss, Yy, SY and sy
e. SS, ss, YY, and yy




A man who is heterozygous of albinism and is also a non-
tongue roller marries a woman who is an albino and heterozygous
for tongue-rolling. What is the probability that they will have
an albino tongue rolling offspring? Normal skin pigment - Dominant
Albino - Recessive Tongue roller - Dominant Non·tongue roller · Recessive

A .0º b. 2Sº c. S0º d. 7Sº





25. n Mendel's "Experiment 1," true breeding pea plants with spherical seeds were crossed with
true breeding plants with dented seeds. (Spherical seeds are the dominant characteristic). Mendel
collected the seeds Irom this cross, grew F1-generation plants, let them selI-pollinate to Iorm a
second generation, and analyzed the seeds oI the resulting F2 generation. The results that he
obtained, and that you would predict Ior this experiment are:
AŦ 1/2 Lhe l1 and 3/4 of Lhe l2 generaLlon seeds were spherlcalŦ
8Ŧ 1/2 Lhe l1 and 1/4 of Lhe l2 generaLlon seeds were denLedŦ
CŦ All of Lhe l1 and l2 generaLlon seeds were spherlcalŦ
DŦ 3/4 of Lhe l1 and 9/16 of Lhe l2 generaLlon seeds were spherlcalŦ
LŦ All Lhe l1 and 3/4 of Lhe l2 generaLlon seeds were spherlcalŦ





26. omen have sex chromosomes oI , and men have sex chromosomes oI . hich oI a
man's grandparents could 349 be the source oI any oI the genes on his -chromosome?
aŦ laLherƌs MoLherŦ bŦ MoLherƌs laLherŦ cŦ laLherƌs laLherŦ dŦ MoLherƌs MoLherţ MoLherƌs
laLherţ and laLherƌs MoLherŦ eŦ MoLherƌs MoLherŦ


27 hat are the possible blood types oI the oIIspring oI a cross between individuals that are type
AB and type O? (Hint: blood type O is recessive)
AŦ A8 or C 8Ŧ Aţ 8ţ or C CŦ A or 8 DŦ Aţ 8ţ A8ţ or C LŦ Aţ 8ţ or A8


28. The expected phenotypic ratio oI the progeny oI a SsYy x ssyy test cross is:
. :3:3:1. B. 3:1. C. 1:1:1:1. D. 1:2:1. E. 3:1:1:3.

J3 ÷ J8. Problems
hich oI the Iollowing genotypes would you 349 expect to Iind among the oIIspring oI a
SsYy x ssyy test cross:
a. ssyy b. SsYy c. Ssyy d. ssYy e. SsYY



Following a SsYy x SsYy cross, what Iraction oI the oIIspring are predicted to have a
genotype that is 4244:8 Ior both characteristics?
a. 1/16 b. 2/16 c. 3/16 d. 4/16 e. none oI these



13Ŧ n Holstein cattle the spotting of the coat is due to a recessive allele while the solid colored coat is
controlled by a dominant allele. What types of offspring might be produced by a cross between two
spotted animals?
a. Only solid coated b. only spotted coated c. ¾ spotted; ¼ solid d. ¾ solid; ¼ spotted
e. none of these




16. What blood types are possible for the offspring of a mating between a male: type AB and a female:
type B?
a. type O b. type A c. type B d. type AB e. all of these except for type O



17. omen have sex chromosomes oI , and men have sex chromosomes oI . hich oI a
man's grandparents could 349 be the source oI any oI the genes on his -chromosome?
aŦ laLherƌs MoLherŦ bŦ MoLherƌs laLherŦ cŦ laLherƌs laLherŦ dŦ MoLherƌs MoLherţ MoLherƌs
laLherţ and laLherƌs MoLherŦ eŦ MoLherƌs MoLherŦ


18. A red-green color blind male mates with a red-green color blind female. What percentage of their
female offspring would likely be red-green color blind? Red-green color blindness is an X linked (sex-
linked) recessive trait.
a. 0 % b. 25 % c. 50% d. 75% e. 100%






19. What percentage of the offspring from a mating between a male and a female, both who are
heterozygous for Huntington's disease, would be predicted to be afflicted? Buntington's is inheiiteu
uominantly.
a. 0 % b. 25 % c. 50% d. 75% e. 100%



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