Wingless Experiment

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A gene is a trait that is passed down from one generation to another and gives an organism its characteristics. In this experiment, there are two different genes that affect whether a fruit fly, or Drosophila melanogaster, is winged or wingless. Most fruit flies have wings, this is the dominant trait. If an organism carries a dominant trait, that trait will always appear in the organism’s offspring. Compared to the number of winged flies, few fruit flies are wingless. Wingless is the recessive trait. If an organism carries a recessive trait and a dominant trait, the recessive trait will not show up in the organism’s physical appearance; however it will still be present in their genes (Mendelian Genetics, Biology). In this experiment, wingless
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