The purpose of this laboratory is to:
Simulate basic principles of genetic inheritance based on Mendelian genetics by designing and performing crosses between fruit flies.
Help you understand the relationship between an organism's genotype and its phenotype.
Demonstrate the importance of statistical analysis to accept or reject a hypothesis.
Use genetic crosses and recombination data to identify the location of genes on a chromosome by genetic mapping.
Before You Begin: Prerequisites
Before beginning FlyLab you should be familiar with the following concepts:
Chromosome structure, and the stages of gamete formation by meiosis. The basic terminology and principles of Mendelian genetics, including complete and incomplete dominance, epistasis, lethal mutations, recombination, autosomal recessive inheritance, autosomal dominant inheritance, and sex-linked inheritance. Predicting the results of monohybrid and dihybrid crosses by constructing a Punnett square. How genetic mutations produce changes in phenotype, and beneficial and...