Mendel’s Discovery of Dominant & Recessive Factors for Traits <ul><li>Dominant factor- The factor for a trait that masks the appearance for the other trait in a pair (If an organism has one of each factor this would be the one to appear (Purple flower color) </li></ul><ul><li>Recessive factor- The factor that is masked by the dominant factor if it is present (White flower color) </li></ul>
Law of Segregation <ul><li>Each cell has two (one pair) of factors for each trait. However during the formation of sex cells only one of the two factors is located in each cell </li></ul>X X X X Gametes Brown Eyes Blue Eyes
Law of Independent Assortment <ul><li>Factors separate independently of one another during the formation of gametes </li></ul>X X X X X X X X X X X X or or or Brown eyes Blue eyes Curly hair Straight hair
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