How would Mendel's observations and conclusions have been diffrent if many of the characteristics he studied..?

How would Mendel's observations and conclusions have been diffrent if many of the characteristics he studied, such as seed color and seed texture, had been controlled by genes located close together on the same chromosome?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    if the genes for seed colour and texture were located close together, then they would most likely be inherited together (gene linkage). This means you get a 3:1 ratio of dominant to recessive phenotypes rather than a 9:3:3:1 ratio, but you will also get some recombinants (dominant for one gene and recessive for another) formed due to crossing over of the chromatids during meiosis.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not going to answer your homework questions for you, but you should look up gene linkage and independent assortment.

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