Mendelian Inheritance: From genes to traits
Investigate the principles of Mendelian inheritance and help a patient determine if his future children will inherit his color-blindness.
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About This Simulation
Did you know that more than 99% of your genes are identical to those found in any other human being on the planet? In this simulation, you will learn how Mendel's postulates can be applied to determine how characteristics are inherited by being passed from one generation to the next.
Cross purebred mice and observe their phenotypes
To understand the fundamental laws of inheritance, you will cross purebred mice and see how their genes can influence their fur color. Can you figure out which fur color is dominant?
Experience inheritance at the cellular level
Dive deeper into the laws of inheritance as you watch how cells divide to become gametes inside the reproductive system. By unraveling the laws of X-linked inheritance, discover why color blindness affects more men than women.
Predict the genotypes in the patient's family
Explore Punnett Squares and Pedigree trees to predict the genetic makeup of a family. What is valid for the fur color in mice, can also be applied to human color blindness! Will you be able to determine if the patient's children will inherit his color blindness?
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