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Independent Assortment

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Mendel's Experiment
Independent Assortment
Extensions to Mendel
Genetic Counseling

Solution: In rabbits, the allele of the gene for short hair (S) is dominant over the allele for long hair (s) and the black hair (B) is dominant over brown hair (b). The hair color and hair length genes are on separate pairs of chromosomes. For a cross between a SsBb and a ssBb rabbit, what are the expected genotypes and phenotypes in the offspring?

Problem

In rabbits, the allele of the gene for short hair (S) is dominant over the allele for long hair (s) and the black hair (B) is dominant over brown hair (b). The hair color and hair length genes are on separate pairs of chromosomes. For a cross between a SsBb and a ssBb rabbit, what are the expected genotypes and phenotypes in the offspring?