How Do You Know If Genes Assort Independently?

We can determine if a gene is assorting independently or not by determining the recombination frequencies. If genes are present on different chromosomes, they assort independently and follow a Mendelian inheritance pattern. The dihybrid test cross result can tell us whether the gene is assorting independently or not. The classic Mendel dihybrid test cross between heterozygous dominant phenotype and recessive phenotype (homozygous) produces four types of phenotype in a ratio 1:1:1:1.

law of independent assortment

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