Monday, 20 Sep 2021

Phenotypic Expressions of Traits

The result of his garden peas experiments laid down the foundations of Modern Genetics. Gregor Mendel was an Augustinian monk in a monastery in Brϋnn Austria-Hungarian empire (now Brno, Czech Republic).

He was interested in investigating how individual traits were inherited. He wanted to find out whether both parents contributed equally to the traits of the offspring.

  Why do we need to know the phenotypic ratio of a trait?

Phenotypic ratio helps us to predict gene expression in the future generations of organisms. In phenotypic ratio calculations, we map out specific parental alleles and predict the probability of how they will be expressed in their offspring.

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