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Title: Patterns of Inheritance

Patterns of Inheritance
  • Chapter 23

Gregor Mendel
  • 1822 1884
  • Austrian monk
  • Experimented with garden peas
  • Provided a basis for understanding heredity

Mendel contd
  • Published a paper in 1866 stating that parents
    pass discrete heritable factors on to their
  • Factors retain individuality generation after
  • Identified that each trait is inherited by a pair
    of factors, one from each parent
  • One form of a factor may be dominant over an
    alternative form
  • Reasoned that each egg and sperm must contain
    only 1 copy of a factor for each trait

Mendel contd.
  • Mendels law of segregation
  • Each individual has two factors (genes) for each
  • The factors segregate (separate) during the
    formation of gametes
  • Each gamete contains only one factor from each
    pair of factors
  • Fertilization gives each new individual 2 factors
    for each trait

Modern Genetics Genes
  • Sections of chromosomes which give instructions
    for one characteristic or protein.
  • Located at the same point or locus, on each
    member of a homologous pair
  • All together make up the organisms genome.
  • Controls the physical characteristics of a species

Modern Genetics - Alleles
  • Alternative forms of the same gene on each
  • One allele comes from each parent
  • Dominant allele
  • Masks other traits present
  • Only 1 dominant allele needs to be present for a
    certain trait to be expressed
  • Represented by a capital letter
  • Recessive Allele
  • 2 copies of the recessive allele need to be
    present for trait to be expressed
  • Represented by a lower case letter

Modern Genetics Alleles contd
  • Gene locus
  • Fig. 23.2

Modern Genetics Alleles contd
  • Genotype
  • Genetic composition of a specific trait
  • Homozygous dominant 2 dominant alleles
  • Heterozygous 1 dominant allele and 1 recessive
  • Homozygous recessive 2 recessive allele
  • Phenotype
  • Physical expression of a specific trait
  • Homozygous dominant or heterozygous ? Dominant
  • Homozygous recessive ? recessive trait

Single Gene Inheritance
  • Simplest situation
  • One gene carries all the information responsible
    for one trait
  • Widows Peak
  • Alternative forms of alleles for hairline shape
  • Widows peak is dominant to straight hair line
  • Wallele for widows peak
  • w allele for straight hairline

Widows peak
  • Fig. 23.3

Genotype related to phenotype
  • Table 23.1

Single Gene Inheritance contd.
  • Monohybrid cross
  • Looks at inheritance of one trait only
  • A punnett squares used to find all possible
    combinations of alleles.

Single Gene Inheritance contd.
  • Example 1
  • If a homozygous woman with a widows peak
    reproduces with a man with a straight hairline,
    what kind of hairline will their children have?

Single Gene Inheritance contd.
  • Example
  • If two heterozygous parents reproduce what kind
    of hairline will their children have?

W w
w Ww ww
Single Gene Inheritance contd.
  • Genetic Ratios
  • Express ratios of possible outcomes
  • Genotypic ratio
  • Homozygous Dominant Heterozygous Homozygous
  • Phenotypic ratio
  • Dominant trait recessive trait
  • Often expressed as probability
  • The probability resets and is the same for each
  • Having one child with a trait has no effect on
    future children.

Single Gene Inheritance contd.
  • Look back to example 1
  • What are the genotypic and phenotypic ratios?
  • WW x ww
  • Genotypic Ratio
  • 0 4 0
  • Phenotypic Ratio
  • 10
  • 100 Widows peak
  • Ww x Ww
  • Genotypic Ratio
  • 1 2 1
  • Phenotypic Ratio
  • 3 1
  • Probability is ¾ Widows Peak
  • 75
  • Probability ¼ Straight
  • 25

Single Gene Inheritance contd
  • Determining Genotype
  • No way to distinguish between a homozygous
    dominant individual and a heterozygous individual
    just by looking
  • They are phenotypically the same
  • Test cross may help us determine
  • Used in breeders of plants and animals
  • Cross unknown with a recessive individual
  • We know one parent genotype, this will help us
    determine the other genotype
  • If there are any offspring produced with the
    recessive phenotype, then the dominant parent
    must be heterozygous

Single Gene Inheritance contd
  • Example In rats, large ears is dominant to
    small ears. A rat breeder has a female rat with
    large ears, which she breeds with a male rat with
    small ears. In the first litter, all rats are
    born with large ears.
  • What is the genotype of the female rat?
  • In a second litter from the same parents, 4 baby
    rats have large ears, one has small ears.
  • What is the genotype of the female rat?

Single Gene Inheritance contd
  • Practice problems
  • Both a man and a woman are heterozygous for
    freckles. Freckles are dominant over no freckles.
    What is the chance that their child will have
  • Both you and your sibling have attached ear
    lobes, but your parents have unattached lobes.
    Unattached earlobes (E) are dominant over
    attached (e). What are the genotypes of your
  • A father has dimples, the mother of his children
    does not, and all 5 of their children have
    dimples. Dimples (D) are dominant over no dimples
    (d). Give the probable genotypes of all persons

Homework (WHAT??? Its BIO!)
  • Bikini Bottom Beach Genetics

Independent Assortment
  • Mendel reasoned from the results of his pea plant
    crosses that each pair of factors assorts
    independently into gametes
  • Each trait is passed down individually. The
    allele you receive for any one gene is not
    related to any other alleles you receive.
  • We can now explain this through independent
    alignment and crossing over in meiosis. (Fig

Independent Assortment contd
  • Fig. 23.6

Independent Assortment contd
  • Called the Law of Independent Assortment
  • Each pairs of factors assorts independently
    (without regard to how the others separate)
  • All possible combinations of factors can occur in
    the gametes

Independent Assortment contd
  • Practice problems
  • For each of the following genotypes, give all
    possible gametes
  • WW
  • WWSs
  • Tt
  • Ttgg
  • AaBb
  • For each of the following, state whether the
    genotype or a gamete is represented
  • D
  • Ll
  • Pw
  • LlGg

Dihybrid Cross
  • Punnet squares, considering two-trait crosses at
    one time.
  • Example
  • The traits for hairline and finger length are
    both single gene traits. As before, widows peak
    is dominant over straight hairline. Having short
    fingers is considered dominant over long fingers.
  • Two parents who are both heterozygous for both
    traits have children.
  • Determine the genotypic and phenotypic ratios for
    their children.

Dihybrid cross contd
  • Possible Gametes?
  • Genotypic Ratio?
  • Phenotypic Ratio?

Dihybrid Crosses contd
  • Determining Ratios
  • Product rule of probability
  • The chance of 2 or more independent events
    occurring together is the product of their chance
    of occurring separately
  • In our example
  • Probability of widows peak ¾
  • Probability of short fingers ¾
  • What is the probability of widows peak AND short
  • ¾ x ¾ 9/16

Dihybrid Crosses contd
  • Recall from our single trait crosses
  • Probability of widows peak ¾ Probability of
    short fingers ¾
  • Probability of straight hairline ¼ Probability
    of long fingers ¼
  • Using the product rule
  • Probability of widows peak and short fingers
  • Probability of widows peak and long fingers
    X 3/16
  • Probability of straight hairline and short
    fingers ¼ X ¾ 3/16
  • Probability of straight hairline and long fingers
    ¼ X ¼ 1/16

These values are standard for all heterozygous
crosses! You dont need to memorize them, but
should be able to figure them out in your head!
Dihybrid Crosses contd
  • Using the product rule
  • Probability of widows peak and short fingers
  • Probability of widows peak and long fingers
  • Probability of straight hairline and short
  • Probability of straight hairline and long fingers

Dihybrid Crosses contd
  • Two-trait test cross
  • Cross an individual with the dominant phenotype
    for each trait with an individual with the
    recessive phenotype of both traits
  • W?S? x wwss

WS W? ?S ??
wwss WwSs Ws?s ?wSs ?w?s
Dihybrid Cross contd
  • Attached earlobes are recessive, What genotype do
    children have if one parent is homozygous for
    earlobes and homozygous dominant for hairline,
    and the other is homozygous dominant for
    unattached earlobes and homozygous recessive for
  • If an individual from this cross reproduces with
    another of the same genotype, what are the
    chances that they will have a child with a
    straight hairline and attached earlobes?
  • A child who does not have dimples or freckles is
    born to a man who has dimples and freckles (both
    dominant traits) and a woman who does not. What
    are the genotypes of all persons concerned?

Polygenic Inheritance
  • Not fully understood by geneticists.
  • Generally
  • One trait controlled by 2 or more genes at
    different loci
  • The higher the number of dominant alleles you
    possess, the stronger the expression of the
  • Result is a continuous range of phenotypes
  • Distribution resembles a bell curve
  • The more gene pairs involved, the more continuous
    the pattern of variation
  • Ex human height, skin pigmentation, eye colour

Polygenic inheritance contd
  • Fig. 23.9

Polygenic Inheritance contd
  • Skin color
  • Controlled by many gene pairs and many alleles
  • Lets assuming a simple model of two alleles at 2
  • A and B
  • If two heterozygous parents have children,
    children can range from very light to very dark

Genotype Phenotype
AABB Very Dark Skin
AABb or AaBB Dark Skin
AaBb, AAbb, or aaBB Medium brown skin
Aabb, or aaBb Light Skin
aabb Very light skin
Polygenic Inheritance contd
  • Eye colour is controlled by 3 genes we have
  • We suspect there are more
  • Not a clear dominant and recessive
  • Brown allele

Environmental Influences on Inheritance
  • Environment can influence gene expression and
    therefore phenotype
  • Ex sunlight exposure on skin coat color in
    Himalayan rabbits
  • Human twin studies
  • Polygenic traits are most influenced
  • nature vs. nurture
  • Identical twins separated at birth are studied
  • If they share a trait in common even though
    raised in different environments, it is likely

Coat color in Himalayan rabbits
  • Fig. 23.10

Incomplete Dominance
  • Incomplete dominance
  • Heterozygous individual has a phenotype
    intermediate to the two homozygous individuals
  • Ex Curly-haired Caucasian woman and a
    straight-haired Caucasian man produce wavy-haired
  • When 2 wavy-haired people have children, the
    phenotypic ratio is 1 curly 2 wavy 1 straight

Incomplete dominance
  • Fig. 23.11

  • Multiple allele inheritance
  • The gene exists in several allelic forms, but
    each person still has only 2 of the possible
  • Occurs when both alleles are equally expressed
  • Ex type AB blood has both A antigens and B
    antigens on red blood cells

Codominance contd.
  • ABO blood types
  • IA A antigens on RBCs
  • IB B antigens on RBCs
  • i has neither A nor B antigens on RBCs
  • Both IA and IB are dominant over I, IA and IB are

Phenotype Genotype
B IBIB or Ibi
O ii
Codominance contd.
  • Paternity testing- ABO blood groups often used
  • Can disprove paternity but not prove it
  • Rh factor- another antigen on RBCs
  • Rh positive people have the antigen
  • Rh negative people lack it
  • There are multiple alleles for Rh negative, but
    all are recessive to Rh positive

Inheritance of blood type
  • Fig. 23.12

Practice Problems
  • A polygenic trait is controlled by three pairs of
    alleles. What are the two extreme genotypes for
    this trait?
  • What is the genotype of the lightest child that
    could result from a mating between two
    medium-brown individuals?
  • A child with type O blood is born to a mother
    with type A blood. What is the genotype of the
    child? The mother? what are the possible
    genotypes of the father?
  • From the following blood types determine which
    baby belongs to which parents
  • Baby 1 type O Mrs. Doe type A Mrs. Jones
    type A
  • Baby 2 type B Mr. Doe type A Mr. Jones
    type AB

Sex-linked inheritance
  • Sex chromosomes
  • 22 pairs of autosomes, 1 pair of sex chromosomes
  • X and y
  • In females, the sex chromosomes are XX
  • In males, the sex chromosomes are XY
  • Note that in males the sex chromosomes are not
  • Traits controlled by genes in the sex chromosomes
    are called sex-linked traits
  • X chromosome has many genes, the Y chromosome
    does not

Sex-linked inheritance contd.
  • X-linked traits
  • Red-green colorblindness is X-linked
  • The X chromosome has genes for normal color
  • XB normal vision
  • Xb colorblindness

Genotypes Phenotypes
XBXB female with normal vision
XBXb carrier female, normal vision
XbXb colorblind female
XBY male with normal vision
XbY colorblind male
Cross involving an X-linked allele
  • Fig. 23.13

Practice Problems
  • Both the mother and the father of a colorblind
    male appear to be normal. From whom did the son
    inherit the allele for colorblindness? What are
    the genotypes of the mother, father, and the son?
  • A woman is colorblind. What are the chances that
    her son will be colorblind? If she is married to
    a man with normal vision, what are the chances
    that her daughters will be colorblind? Will be
  • Both the husband and the wife have normal vision.
    The wife gives birth to a colorblind daughter. Is
    it more likely the father had normal vision or
    was colorblind? What does this lead you to deduce
    about the girls parentage?
  • What is the genotype of a colorblind male with
    long fingers is slong fingers? If all his
    children have normal vision and short fingers,
    what is the likely genotype of the mother?

Inheritance of linked genes
  • The sequence of individual genes on a chromosome
    is fixed because each allele has a specific locus
  • All genes on a single chromosome form a linkage
  • When linkage is complete, a dihybrid produces
    only 2 types of gametes
  • Any time traits are inherited together, a linkage
    group is suspected
  • If very few recombined phenotypes appear in
    offspring, linkage is also suspected

Inheritance of linked genes
  • Crossing over between 2 alleles of interest, can
    result in 4 types of gametes
  • Occurrence of crossing over can indicate the
    sequence of genes on a chromosome
  • More frequent between distant genes

Fig. 23.14
Practice Problems
  • When AaBb individuals reproduce, the phenotypic
    ratio is about 31. What ratio was expected? What
    may have caused the observed ratio?
  • The genes for ABO blood type and for fingernails
    are on the same homologous pair of chromosomes.
    In an actual family, 45 of offspring have type B
    blood and no fingernails, and 45 have type O
    blood and fingernails 5 have type B blood and
    fingernails, and 5 have type O blood and no
    fingernails. What process accounts for the
    recombinant phenotypes?