Observing similarities and differences in phenotypes among family members (height, weight, eye, and hair
color, personality, interests, hobbies) email and text for more details
For this week assignment please jot down the most obvious similarities in physical characteristics and behaviors for several children and
parents whom you know well ( height, weight, eye, and hair color, personality, interests, hobbies) did they find that one child shows
combined features of both parents, another resembles just one parent, or another is unlike either parents?
Next, please trace a visible genetic traits (phenotypes) such as hair or eye color, through as many of their family members as possible.
When the genetic family tree is complete, try to determine genotype
Note that you must begin with the most recent generation and work back. Also note that inferences must be made because
homozygosity and heterozygosity cannot be determined for some dominant traits. For example it may not be known whether someone is
homozygous for dark hair or heterozygous that is, a genetic makeup consisting of a dominant dark hair and a recessive light hair gene
Please explain how differences among family members in the first activity may have occurred. Integrate the terms phenotype, genotype,
and meiosis into the discussion
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