Mendelian Genetics and Chi Square
Country: United States
Date: April 2005
How would you describe Mendel's laws in generating
expected values for the Chi Square analysis?
What if the traits that were being tested are linked rather than
independently assorted, would be still be able to use Mendel's Laws in
generating expected values?
By definition, Mendel's 2nd Law, the Law of Independent Assortment
(Segregation), does not apply to genes that are linked to the same
chromosome. The expected ratios in such a cross can only be calculated if
the recombination frequency for a pair of loci is known from previous
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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