Dominant vs Recessive Epistasis: Example & Analysis


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Which best describes epistasis?

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1. Given what you know about albinism, what are the chances that the two mice below have an albino child? The trait for albinism is encoded by GeneA.

2. Which best describes the type of epistasis seen in the image below?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz you'll be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of epistasis gene interactions. The series of multiple-choice questions will ask you to apply what you know about epistasis in order to answer problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This self-assessment quiz will test your ability to:

  • Define epistasis
  • Apply what you know about epistasis to answer theoretical scenarios regarding albinism
  • Identify characteristics of epistasis types in order to choose the correct one based on an image
  • Use what you know based on a previous question to determine a statistical likelihood
  • Apply your knowledge of gene interactions to figure out if an eye color gene shows epistasis to another

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about epistatic relationships in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve gene interaction practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as epistatic genes and dominant genes

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, then our lesson Dominant vs Recessive Epistasis: Examples & Analysis is a great resource for you. In this lesson we'll teach you:

  • What makes gene relationships congruent with epistasis
  • How epistasis influences genetic make-up
  • Epistasis' effect on phenotype
  • Non-additive vs additive genes
  • The difference between dominant and epistatic genes