sea turtles

sea turtles

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  • If I had any little turtles I would love for them to have your genes.
  • HAHAHA.What type of cross happened to make such a funny and handsome turtle like you?
  • In the island of Hanalei, Kai and Kalani’s phenotypes were the most colorful of all the community. Kai had the trait of a turquoise shell with round tipped fins, and Kalani had the trait of a seafoam shell with almond tipped fins. So what's the probability of their children having all of these traits? We’ll get to that.
  • When kalani was born she got the dominant allele of her mother, the seafoam shell but got the recessive allele of his father, the almond tipped fins. In the other hand, Kai got the recessive allele of the turquoise shell from his dad and the dominant allele of a round tipped fin from his mom.
  • I hope one they gain my dominant allele of a seafom shell. 
  • Both of them had beautiful genetics. They met by the ocean while they were taking the sun. Kai was wondering what type of crossing over had happened for Kalani to be so beautiful.
  • After months of dating, Kai popped out the big question. Kalani said yes and they had a beautiful wedding with all the sea creatures in Hanalei. After months of planning, they finally decided to go through sexual reproduction. They went through fertilization when both their gametes, Kai’s sperm went into Kalani’s egg and produced  a diploid cell, or a zygote.  
  • When Kalani was 45 days pregnant she had a turtle shower. She invited her close friends. She was excited to play her favorite game, Make your own baby, which was to do your own punnett square. 
  • Kalani crawled towards the beach where she laid out her eggs expecting her baby turtles to hatch. Once the long wait was over the baby turtles finally hatched! The genotype for Baby Kaia was heterozygous, meaning that she got the dominant trait representing her mother’s colored shell. Keanu was homozygous, he got neither of his parents genes, he was born with a brown shell and heart shaped fins.   
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