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10.2 Inheritance

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Genetics of Drosophila

Experiment #7 from Advanced Biology with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Learn basic handling and culture techniques for working with Drosophila.
  • Apply concepts and principles of Mendelian inheritance patterns.
  • Diagram monohybrid, dihybrid, and sex-linked crosses.
  • Gain experience sorting, sexing, and crossing Drosophila through two generations.
  • Perform a chi-square statistical analysis of experimental results.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Biology
Section
Additional Higher Level (AHL)
Topic
10. Genetics and evolution

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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