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This student used dragons for her creatures, but you don't need to make yours this fancy.
In this example, wings are a dominant trait, the top dragon has the genotype ww, and the bottom dragon has the genotype WW
Genetics Project - Design a Species
Objective: Genetics follows certain rules, as illustrated by punnet squares, principles of dominance and recessiveness, and rules related to the location of alleles on the chromosomes. In animals, such as mouse, certain traits are expressed in predictable ways. In this project, you are going to design your own imaginary species, and create traits for the species that follow genetic rules that you have already studied.
The creature should have at least 5 genetic traits from the following list. You are free to create whatever traits you like (such as hair color, size, shape, or other features)
1. Describe or sketch each of the traits from the list, listing genotypes and phenotypes for each. Partial sketches are fine in this case.
2. Sketch two examples of your creature – one male and one female. The two examples must have different genotypes. Each sketch should have the genotype listed for all traits.
3. Pick one of your single allele traits and create a sample pedigree for your creature. The pedigree should include at least 4 generations.
4. Show a dihybrid cross (using your 2 single allele traits—ex: AaBb x AaBb) List the phenotypic ratios.
5. Create 5 practice problems, using any of the traits. These should be word problems. Do not just write Aa x Aa.