Mendel's Principles Of Segregation And The Descrip

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AYL #4 – Lesson 9 AYL #2 – Lesson 10 AYL #4 from Lesson 9: Explain Mendel’s principles of segregation and independent assortment. What does it mean when it is said, “Alleles segregate, nonalleles assort”. I can utilize my knowledge of DNA and the principles of segregation and independent assortment as a Biotechnologist. Working in Biotechnology with local authorities has provided law enforcement professionals with another way of placing a suspect at the scene of a crime. This area of study is called forensic biotechnology, and uses a method called DNA fingerprinting. This method is based on the fact that each individual's DNA is highly unlikely to be identical to any other person's DNA (unless he or she has an identical twin).By examining traces of tissue, hair, tooth pulp, blood, or other body fluids left at the scene of a crime, a suspect can be linked to a crime location very accurately. Many states across our nation are now accepting DNA fingerprinting results as admissible evidence in criminal and civil trials. In explaining Mendel’s principles of segregation and independent assortment are a intriquate part of the puzzle as a biotechnologist. Independent assortment is a basic principle of genetics developed by a monk named Gregor Mendel in the 1860's. Mendel had formulated the principle after discovering another important principle that we know as The Law of segregation. This principle states that the alleles for a trait separate when gametes are formed, in other words, allele pairs separate or segregate during gamete formation. These allele pairs are then randomly united together at fertilization. Mendel arrived at this conclusion by many various experiments of monohybrid crosses. These were cross-pollinating experiments with pea plants that differed in one trait, for example, the color of the pod. From the various information that Mendel developed
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