Identifying observable traits is an excellent way to introduce students to genetics. They begin by tasting PTC paper for bitterness to discover who in the room can taste it and who cannot. They then compare two randomly selected students to investigate how they are alike and how they differ.
The genetics of this trait are also unkown, and we are currently investigating it. Multifoliolate leaves can be either palmate or pinnate, depending on whether the petiolule is elongated or not. Occasional variants with four leaflets have captured the imagination of the public over the centuries, and in this day and age are associated with good ...
(PP, Pp) • Recessive – an allele that is masked by a dominant allele; only appears in homozygous.(pp) Genotype – gene that is responsible for the observable trait e.g. GG, gg Phenotype – observable expressions of the trait. e.g. Color of Pea pods: Green, Yellow • Monohybrid cross: a genetic cross involving a single pair of genes (one ...
The phenotype is the set of observable properties, characteristics, and traits of an organism.