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DEFINITIONS OF IMPORTANT TERMS OF GENETICS

1. Alleles – Alleles are the different alternate form of a particular gene. (OR) Alleles are the genes that govern variations of the same characteristic and that occupy corresponding loci on homologous chromosomes. 2. Back Cross – When a plant is crossed with any of its parents, it is known as Back Cross. 3. Cross […]

LAW OF SEGREGATION

This law was proposed on the basis of monohybrid experiments. According to this law, ”Even though the recessive allele remains masked by the dominant allele and fails to manifest its phenotype in the f1 generation, up on selfing of the f1 generation during gametogenesis the recessive allele segregates without being affected by the dominant allele.” […]