How to Calculate the Coefficient of Inbreeding


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In this pedigree, which ancestor(s) do A's parents have in common?

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1. In this pedigree, how many individuals are in the inbreeding path from A's parents to their common ancestor and back?

2. Calculate the inbreeding coefficient for individual A. Assume that none of A's ancestors are inbred.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the questions on the quiz will present you with different pedigrees. You will then need to answer questions about the identifiable amount of inbreeding. Other questions will also ask about the inbreeding coefficient equation and its variables.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to receive a strong score, you will need to understand these ideas and concepts:

  • Inbreeding
  • Coefficient of inbreeding
  • Pedigrees
  • Solving the inbreeding equation

Skills Practiced

You will practice these following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related coefficient of inbreeding lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of pedigrees
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve coefficient of inbreeding practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding coefficient of inbreeding and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Once you finish the quiz, head over to the corresponding lesson How to Calculate the Coefficient of Inbreeding. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Understanding inbreeding
  • Characterizing inbreeding coefficients
  • Learning about pedigrees
  • Detailing inbreeding paths