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Chapter 14 - Mendel

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  • 1. Genetics & The Work of MendelAP Biology
  • 2. Gregor Mendel  Modern genetics began in the mid-1800s in an abbey garden, where a monk named Gregor Mendel documented inheritance in peas  used experimental method  used quantitative analysis  collected data & counted them  excellent example of scientific methodAP Biology
  • 3. Mendel’s work Pollen transferred from white flower to stigma of purple flower Bred pea plants P  cross-pollinate true breeding parents (P)  P = parental anthers removed  raised seed & then all purple flowers result observed traits (F1)  F = filial F1  allowed offspring to self-pollinate & observed next self-pollinate generation (F2)AP Biology F2
  • 4. Mendel collected data for 7 pea traitsAP Biology
  • 5. Looking closer at Mendel’s work true-breeding true-breeding purple-flower peas X white-flower peasP Where did the white 100% flowers go?F1 purple-flower peasgeneration 100%(hybrids) White flowers came self-pollinate back! 75% 25% purple-flower peas white-flower peas 3:1F2generationAP Biology
  • 6. What did Mendel’s findings mean?  Traits come in alternative versions  purple vs. white flower color  alleles  different alleles vary in the sequence of nucleotides at the specific locus of a gene  some difference in sequence of A, T, C, Gpurple-flower allele &white-flower allele are two DNAvariations at flower-color locusdifferent versions of gene atsame location on homologouschromosomesAP Biology
  • 7. Traits are inherited as discrete units  For each characteristic, an organism inherits 2 alleles, 1 from each parent  diploid organism  inherits 2 sets of chromosomes, 1 from each parent  homologous chromosomes  like having 2 editions of encyclopedia  Encyclopedia Britannica  Encyclopedia Americana What are the advantages of being diploid?AP Biology
  • 8. What did Mendel’s findings mean?  Some traits mask others  purple & white flower colors are I’ll speak for both of us! separate traits that do not blend  purple x white ≠ light purple  purple masked white  dominant allele wild type mutant allele producing allele producing  functional protein functional protein malfunctioning protein  masks other alleles  recessive allele  allele makes a homologous malfunctioning protein chromosomesAP Biology
  • 9. Genotype vs. phenotype  Difference between how an organism “looks” & its genetics  phenotype  description of an organism’s trait  the “physical”  genotype  description of an organism’s genetic makeup P X Explain Mendel’s results using purple white …dominant & recessive …phenotype & genotype F1AP Biology all purple
  • 10. Making crosses  Can represent alleles as letters  flower color alleles  P or p  true-breeding purple-flower peas  PP  true-breeding white-flower peas  pp P X PP x pp purple white F1 all purple PpAP Biology
  • 11. Looking closer at Mendel’s work true-breeding true-breeding purple-flower peas X white-flower peas phenotypeP PP pp genotype 100%F1 purple-flower peasgeneration 100%(hybrids) Pp Pp Pp Pp self-pollinate 75% 25% purple-flower peas white-flower peas 3:1F2generationAP Biology ? ? ? ?
  • 12. Aaaaah, phenotype & genotype Punnett squares can have different Pp x Pp ratiosF1generation(hybrids) % % genotype phenotype male / sperm PP 25% P p Pp 75% female / eggs P PP Pp 50% Pp p Pp pp pp 25% 25%AP Biology 1:2:1 3:1
  • 13. Genotypes  Homozygous = same alleles = PP, pp  Heterozygous = different alleles = Pp homozygous dominant heterozygous homozygous recessiveAP Biology
  • 14. Phenotype vs. genotype  2 organisms can have the same phenotype but have different genotypes purple PP homozygous dominant purple Pp heterozygous Can’t tell by lookin’ at ya! How do you determine the genotype of an individual with with a dominant phenotype?AP Biology
  • 15. Test cross  Breed the dominant phenotype — the unknown genotype — with a homozygous recessive (pp) to determine the identity of the unknown allele x How does that work? is it pp PP or Pp?AP Biology
  • 16. How does a Test cross work?Am I Or am Ithis? x this? x PP pp Pp pp p p p p P Pp Pp P Pp Pp P Pp Pp p pp ppAP Biology 100% purple 50% purple:50% white or 1:1
  • 17. Mendel’s 1st law of heredity P  Law of segregation PP  during meiosis, alleles segregate P  homologous chromosomes separate  each allele for a trait is packaged into p a separate gamete pp p P PpAP Biology p
  • 18. Law of Segregation  Which stage of meiosis creates the law of segregation? Metaphase 1 Whoa! And Mendel didn’t even know DNA or genes existed!AP Biology
  • 19. Monohybrid cross  Some of Mendel’s experiments followed the inheritance of single characters  flower color  seed color  monohybrid crossesAP Biology
  • 20. Dihybrid cross  Other of Mendel’s experiments followed the inheritance of 2 different characters  seed color and seed shape  dihybrid crosses Mendel was working out many of the genetic rules!AP Biology
  • 21. Dihybrid cross true-breeding true-breedingP yellow, round peas x green, wrinkled peas Y = yellow YYRR yyrr y = green R = round r = wrinkled yellow, round peasF1generation 100%(hybrids) YyRr self-pollinate 9:3:3:1F2generation 9/16 3/16 3/16 1/16 yellow green yellow green round round wrinkled wrinkledAP Biology peas peas peas peas
  • 22. What’s going on here?  If genes are on different chromosomes…  how do they assort in the gametes?  together or independently? YyRr Is it this? Or this? YyRr YR yr YR Yr yR yr Which system explains theAP Biology data?
  • 23. YyRr YyRr or Is this the way it works? YR yr YR Yr yR yr YyRr x YyRr 9/16 yellow round YR yr 3/16 green round Well, that’s YR NOT right! YYRR YyRr 3/16 yellow wrinkled yr YyRr yyrr 1/16 green wrinkledAP Biology
  • 24. YyRr YyRr or Dihybrid cross YR yr YR Yr yR yr YyRr x YyRr 9/16 yellow round YR Yr yR yr 3/16 YR YYRR YYRr YyRR YyRr green round Yr BINGO! YYRr YYrr YyRr Yyrr 3/16 yellow wrinkled yR YyRR YyRr yyRR yyRr 1/16 yr YyRr Yyrr yyRr yyrr green wrinkledAP Biology
  • 25. Can you think of an exception Mendel’s 2nd law of heredity to this?  Law of independent assortment  different loci (genes) separate into gametes independently yellow  non-homologous chromosomes align independently green  classes of gametes produced in equal amounts  YR = Yr = yR = yr round  only true for genes on separate chromosomes or on same chromosome but so far apart that crossing wrinkled over happens frequently YyRrYr Yr yR yR YR YR yr yr 1AP Biology : 1 : 1 : 1
  • 26. Law of Independent Assortment  Which stage of meiosis creates the law of independent assortment? Remember Metaphase 1 Mendel didn’teven know DNA —or genes— existed! EXCEPTION  If genes are on same chromosome & close together  will usually be inherited together  rarely crossover separatelyAP Biology  “linked”
  • 27. The chromosomal basis of Mendel’s laws… Trace the genetic events through meiosis, gamete formation & fertilization to offspringAP Biology
  • 28. Review: Mendel’s laws of heredity  Law of segregation  monohybrid cross  single trait  each allele segregates into separate gametes  established by Metaphase 1  Law of independent assortment  dihybrid (or more) cross  2 or more traits  genes on separate chromosomes assort into gametes independently  established by Metaphase 1 EXCEPTIONAP Biology  linked genes metaphase1
  • 29. Mendel chose peas wisely  Pea plants are good for genetic research  available in many varieties with distinct heritable features with different variations  flower color, seed color, seed shape, etc.  Mendel had strict control over which plants mated with which  each pea plant has male & female structures  pea plants can self-fertilize  Mendel could also cross-pollinate plants: moving pollen from one plant to anotherAP Biology
  • 30. Mendel chose peas luckily  Pea plants are good for genetic research  relatively simple genetically  most characters are controlled by a single gene with each gene having only 2 alleles,  one completely dominant over the otherAP Biology
  • 31. Any Questions??AP Biology

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