61 875
Assignments Done
98,2%
Successfully Done
In May 2018

Answer to Question #64373 in Genetics for Sanjukta Ghosh

Question #64373
Is inbreeding really efficient at producing homozygosity?
Let us suppose the character we are trying to establish is dominant trait controlled by a biallelic gene and the two individuals (animals) we have selected to inbreed both have the genotypes Aa.
Aa x Aa = AA/ Aa/ aa in the ratio 1:2:1
So the possibility of having a homozygous dominant is 25% while that of heterozygous is 50%. As the breeder has no access to technologies and find out the genotype of the F1 individuals there's a possibility that he would choose two F1 individuals with Aa genotype once again (which has the highest possibility of occurrence). And the same is repeated , production of F2 offsprings with 50% possibility of heterozygous individuals.So getting a homozygous dominant individual is very less likely to happen.

My question, is inbreeding really efficient at producing homozygosity?
Expert's answer

Not answered

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

Submit
Privacy policy Terms and Conditions