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Important Concepts in Genetics

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  • Introduction to Genetics

  • Mendel's Laws of Inheritance

  • Dominance and Pleiotropy

  • Complementary Genes

  • Chromosome Theory of Inheritance

  • Linkage and Crossing Over

  • Sex-linked Inheritance

  • Pedigree Analysis

  • Genetic Disorders in Human Beings

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No formulae are there for Genetic Basis Of Inheritance, please refer to notes and tips and tricks for important points
Pedigree analysis is a diagrammatic illustration depicting the passage of a certain trait through successive generations in a family lineage. It helps in genetic counseling.
Genic interaction manifests in modified ratios of phenotypic segregation in the F2-genertion of dihybrid crosses. Notable modified dihybrid ratios include 9 : 7 (for complementary genes), 13:3/12:3:1 (for epistasis , also referred to as dominant epistasis; please note that the concept of recessive epistasis that could produce a ratio of 9:3:4, like that for supplementary genes, has been proved absurd/wrong since long), 15 : 1 (for duplicate genes), and 9 : 3 : 4 (for supplementary genes).
Test cross need not be a back cross.
XY-type of sex determination occurs in humans and in fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster). In this category, the (XY) males are heterogametic while (XX) females are isogametic/homogamtic. Since human females produce only one king of ovum ( X-type), the contribution form the male progenitor (whether X-sperm, or Y-sperm) is the sole determinant of the gender/sex of the progeny.
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