119 Visual Connection Questions

1. Figure 12.5 In pea plants, round peas (R) are dominant to wrinkled peas (r). You do a test cross between a pea plant with wrinkled peas (genotype rr) and a plant of unknown genotype that has round peas. You end up with three plants, all which have round peas. From this data, can you tell if the round pea parent plant is homozygous dominant or heterozygous? If the round pea parent plant is heterozygous, what is the probability that a random sample of 3 progeny peas will all be round?

2. Figure 12.6 What are the genotypes of the individuals labeled 1, 2, and 3?

3. Figure 12.12 What ratio of offspring would result from a cross between a white-eyed male and a female that is heterozygous for red eye color?

4. Figure 12.16 In pea plants, round seed shape (R) is dominant to wrinkled seed shape (r) and yellow peas (Y) are dominant to green peas (y). What are the possible genotypes and phenotypes for a cross between RrYY and rrYy pea plants? How many squares do you need to do a Punnett square analysis of this cross?

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