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What are the three laws of Mendel?


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Mendel is considered the father of genetics.

The three laws of Mendel:

  1. The Law of Dominance: It is the first law of Mendel, which states that if one parent exhibits two copies of alleles, that is, the dominant one, and the second parent possesses two allele copies, that is, the recessive one, then the offspring will acquire the heterozygous genotype and demonstrate the dominant phenotype.
  2. The Law of Segregation: It is the second law of Mendel, which states that two alleles will get separated from each other at the time of meiosis.
  3. The Law of Independent Assortment: It is the third law, according to which when the segregation of allelic pair takes place into the daughter cells at the time of second meiotic division, it has no effect on how any other pair of allele get segregated.

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