What are Genotypes? - Definition & Examples


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Which of these statements is true about genes?

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1. What is the function of the gene linked to the ability to digest milk?

2. The following image shows the possible outcomes of two brown-eyed parents having children in terms of eye color. Which of the statements describes the genotypes of the parents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand how genotypes are passed down. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like genes and the Punnett Square.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify genes and their traits
  • Define and understand heterozygous
  • Identify possible genotypes using the Punnett Square
  • Understanding genotypes for an albino person

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will permit you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on genotype characteristics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about dominant and recessive genes in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding chromosomes and phenotypes and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics a person will express

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of genotypes, review the lesson on the Definition and Examples of What are Genotypes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define genotype
  • Define chromosomes and alleles
  • Identify alleles of the lactase gene
  • Identify and define homozygous dominant and homozygous recessive
  • Define phenotype