principle of independent assortment


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principle of independent assortment

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The dihybrid cross was the way he established his second law of heredity: the principle of independent assortment. Mendel, of course, didn't call his box a "Punnett Square," since this wasn't developed until later.
The present demonstration is very quick (five minutes or less), and is designed specifically to show the principle of independent assortment. By having students switch positions across an equatorial plane, the class can better understand the random partitioning of homologues.

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