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  • Hey there, pea-ple! Did you know about the great scientist named Gregor Mendel? Well, he was called the “Father Of Genetics” because he is the one who one day thought: “Hmm… I wonder what happens if I cross-pollinated pea plants.”
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  • I think we are going to be parents.
  • His first experiment was called F1. He decided to cross-pollinate one green seed and one yellow seed by using something called a Punnett square. 
  • “How could this be possible?”
  • Why are all our kids yellow?!!
  • However, when the two parent seeds had offspring, all four of the offspring were yellow. 
  • He soon began to understand that there were two different type of traits, and he called them the dominant trait and the recessive trait.  
  • Dominant trait: (yellow seed, YY) a trait that will be seen as a phenotype, and as an allele in a genotype. It also covers up the recessive trait.  
  • I'm YY.
  • Recessive trait: (green seed, yy) a trait that is NOT seen as a phenotype but is as an allele in a genotype.
  • I'm yy.
  • These are the different possibilities of offspring that the green and yellow seed could have.
  • 1st Punnett Square.
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