SCI 230 Week 4 DQ 1

DQ1: Select two of Mendel’s four hypotheses that are described in Ch. 9 of Campbell Essential Biology With Physiology. How could you rewrite these in your own words? Find an example that illustrates the hypotheses.

Response 1
The two hypotheses of Mendel's that I have chosen are numbers 1 and 3. With regard to number one, “There are alternative versions of genes, the units that determine heritable traits”, I would rewrite it as “Genetic traits are determined by alternative versions of genes”. An example of this would be one human who has dark hair, and another who has red hair. The gene for hair color is a different version for the two humans, and these alternative versions are called alleles.
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