Mendelian & Non-Mendelian Traits in Humans: Definition & List


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When can a recessive phenotype be seen?

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1. Hair color is a _____ trait.

2. Why is nose size a non-Mendelian trait?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and related worksheet will measure your comprehension on mendelian traits. Topics you will need to understand in order to fully grasp the lesson includes what represents a recessive allele and the reason nose size is a non-Mendelian trait.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you'll be tested on:

  • The trait for hair color
  • How a recessive allele is represented
  • When a recessive phenotype is seen
  • What happens when a trait is Mendelian and a person has a dominant and recessive allele
  • Why nose size is a non-Mendelian trait

Skills Practiced

The corresponding quiz and worksheet will allow you to master the following:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the trait for hair color
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when a recessive phenotype is seen
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Mendelian traits and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To further your knowledge about Mendelian traits, check the related lesson called Mendelian & Non-Mendelian Traits in Humans: Definition & List. The lesson covers:

  • Identifying what Mendelian traits are and how they relate to alleles and genes
  • Recalling the difference between a dominant and a recessive allele
  • Reviewing what a punnett square is and how to use one
  • Learning about non-Mendelian traits and how they relate to codominance and incomplete dominance
  • Understanding how sex-linked traits can be inherited