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The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance: Segregation and Independent Assortment

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How are the work of Mendel and the work of Boveri and Sutton related?

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1. The theory that genetic material in living organisms is contained within chromosomes is known as:

2. According to which theory do the alleles of one gene sort into gametes independently of the alleles of another gene?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the Chromosome Theory of Inheritance in this quiz and worksheet combination. You will be asked about the works of Mendel and the works of Boveri and Sutton.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on your comprehension of:

  • The relationship between the Chromosome Theory of Inheritance and earlier genetic laws
  • The theory behind the finding that genetic material is contained within chromosomes
  • The difference between Mendel's first and second law
  • Boveri's and Sutton's discoveries
  • What Boveri studied in his work on chromosomes

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about genetics in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define alleles, chromosomes, and gametes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Boveri and Sutton's work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mendel's laws

Additional Learning

Learn more about genetics in this video lesson called the Chromosome Theory of Inheritance: Segregation and Independent Assortment. This lesson provides:

  • A background on Mendel's Laws
  • An explanation of the Chromosome Theory of Inheritance
  • Descriptions of Boveri's and Sutton's work
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