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Assignment #6: Genetics Vocabulary Activity This assignment is worth 5 points. Introduction: You have just read Lecture Topic #6: Genetics Vocabulary. In this assignment you will practice using that vocabulary. Then you will take an assessment. You will find the assessment questions at the bottom of this assignment, but you’ll enter in your answers in ANGEL in the assessment within the “Assignment #6: Vocabulary Activity” folder. Assignment: Step 1: Get some items Start by getting a handful of small items. You will need 2 of item A, 2 of item B, 1 of item C, 1 of item D, 1 of item E, and 1 of item F. For example, I have 2 paper clips, 2 erasers, 1 safety pin, 1 thumbtack, 1 postage stamp, and 1 post-it note. Step 2: Construct one pair of homologous chromosomes Imagine that you have discovered a new organism that has only 4 genes in each chromosome. Using your items to represent individual genes, construct one pair of homologous chromosomes. Note: this new organism is homozygous for 2 genes and heterozygous for 2 genes. Step 3: Answer the following questions about your pair of chromosomes What have you used to represent alleles? Assign a trait (e.g., eye color) to each of the 4 genes. Which traits are homozygous? Heterozygous? Assign alleles for each gene to be dominant or recessive (e.g., dark eyes (D) are dominant to blue eyes (d)). Describe the genotype and phenotype of your organism. Step 4: Assessment You will answer 5 questions within a “quiz” in ANGEL to assess your ability to use the genetics vocabulary. The questions are posted on the next page. Each question is worth 1 point, for a total of 5 points. There is no time limit for this assessment and you may retake it as many times as you wish, as long as you submit by the due date. Please scroll to the next page after you have completed steps 1-3 above. Example:

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