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Using Probability to Solve Complex Genetics Problems

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In a dihybrid cross between RrYy heterozygotes, what is the probability of the offspring genotype being yyrr?

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1. In a dihybrid cross between RrYy heterozygotes, what is the probability of the offspring genotype being YyRr?

2. In a dihybrid cross between RrYy heterozygotes, what is the probability of the offspring genotype being Rryy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about using probability to solve complex genetics problems using this quiz/worksheet combo. You will need to know how to calculate the probability for different problems in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The multiple-choice quiz tests your knowledge of topics, such as :

  • The law of independent assortment
  • Working with dihybrid crosses
  • Calculating the probability of offspring with different genotypes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to find the probability of offspring that have different genotypes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the law of independent assortment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on probability and complex genetics

Additional Learning

The lesson called Using Probability to Solve Complex Genetics Problems is a tool designed to help you expand on your knowledge of these techniques. Some tasks you can complete thanks to this lesson include:

  • Determine what the law of independent assortment states
  • Use the multiplication rule
  • Learn how to solve complex genetics problems
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