7.L.4A.4 Use mathematical and computational thinking to predict the probability of phenotypes and genotypes based on patterns of inheritance.
Patterns of genetic inheritance obey the laws of probability. In a monohybrid cross, where the alleles present in both parents are known, each genotype* shown in a Punnett Square is equally likely to occur. Since there are four boxes in the square, every offspring produced has a one in four, or 25%, chance of having one of the genotypes shown. Click on the link below to practice.
Challenge: Use the following Gizmos to discover how certain traits are passed on through inheritance.
Think you have it all figured out? Take the practice quiz below to see what you need to review before the test. Click on the link below to test your knowledge.