Mendelian inheritence

 The inheritance pattern exhibited by genes carried on autosome*s in sexually reproducing organisms. With this pattern, the combination of allele*s an individual gets from its parents and the dominant/recessive patterns exhibited by those alleles determines the individual’s phenotype*.

The pattern was first described by Gregor Mendel based on breeding experiments he performed on pea plants.

Understanding the Mendelian inheritance pattern allow scientists to determine the probability of a pair of individuals producing offspring with a particular phenotype when the genotype*s of the parents are know. 

Punnet squares are used to show these inheritance patterns. 

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