Independent Assortment: Definition, Principle & Example


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What is it called when we examine how one gene is passed from parents to offspring?

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1. During what stage of genetic development does crossing over occur?

2. The gene for eye color is being analyzed for two alleles: brown (B) and blue (b). An individual inherited one allele from each parent, and has the genotype Bb. What color eyes does he/she have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help assess your knowledge of independent assortment, as well as terms like crossing over and meiosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on:

  • Meiosis II
  • Meiosis I
  • A monohybrid cross
  • Independent assortment
  • Crossing over

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve independent assortment practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding crossing over
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information on when crossing over occurs from the related lesson

Additional Learning

Improve your understanding of this topic further through the lesson called Independent Assortment: Definition, Principle & Example. With this lesson you can also meet these objectives:

  • Describe the process of crossing over
  • Identify stages in meiosis
  • Complete a monohybrid cross
  • Compare and contrast a monohybrid cross and a dihybrid cross