In class we took our first summative assessment for the year. Genetics Quiz 1 covered the structure and function of DNA, genes, and alleles, as well as Punnet Squares and Non-Mendelian genetics. Tomorrow we will finally fold our origami genes and assemble a DNA chain across our ceiling.
DOUBLE BONUS GOLD TAPE QUESTION!! Everyone who completes this gold tape task and turns in their work to Mr. Powell by the end of school Friday September 15 will get two pieces of gold tape.
The Denver Broncos are not only a football team, but also a rare breed of horse. They exhibit Mendelian inheritance for many of their traits including coat color, height, and ear size. In Denver Broncos, Blue coat (B) is dominant to orange coat, Tall height (T) is dominant to short height, and Big ears (E) are dominant to small ears.
Complete a TRIHYBRID cross for the two parent horses: BbTtEe x BbTtee
1) What are the percent chances (or ratios) for each phenotype and genotype in the offspring?
2) Draw a picture (with color) of the least common bronco possible from this cross.
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.