Genetics and Punnett Squares: Getting Traits from Parents


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If two parents have genotypes BB and bb, what are the possible genotypes of their offspring?

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1. _____ is an organism's genetic makeup, while _____ is an organism's physical appearance.

2. If an individual has genotype Dd, they are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your genetic code makes you who you are, and the quiz/worksheet duo will evaluate your knowledge of how Punnett squares can be used to study genetics. You will be asked to correctly identify genotypes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Terms that indicate genetic makeup and physical appearance
  • The use of Punnett squares
  • Correct identification of offspring genotype based on the provided parental genotype data

Skills Practiced

Integrate these skills into your studying while you complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Punnett squares and genetics from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of genetics to understand how the genotype of parents affect the genotype of the offspring
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Punnett squares and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about the fascinating topic of genetics by checking out the accompanying video lesson entitled Genetics and Punnett Squares: Getting Traits from Parents. These learning objectives are addressed in the lesson:

  • Understand genetic variation between parents and children as well as between siblings
  • Define homozygous
  • Complete a Punnett square correctly and understand the results
  • Differentiate between dominant and recessive genes