Experiment

Question: Do alleles for different characteristics always assort independently?

Parent (P)

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Wild type (gray body, normal wings)

BbVgvg

Wild type (gray body, normal wings)

Gray Body Vestigial Wing

bbvgvg (Black body, vestigial wings)

These are the results expected from Mendel's second law (independent assortment)...

Genotypes

Expected results

Observed phenotype (number of individuals)

bbvgvg (Black body, vestigial wings)

These are the results expected from Mendel's second law (independent assortment)...

Expected results

Observed phenotype (number of individuals)

BbVgvg

Black normal

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