Asked Mar 14, 2019


what are mendels first and second laws?


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Step 1

Gregor Mendel proposed two laws according to which the genetics is termed as Mendelian inheritance. He started his work on the pea plant, and deduced that, the genes come in pair and are transferred to the next generation in the form of discrete units. He tracked down the segregation of the genes from both the parents and studied their appearance in the off springs as dominant or recessive characters.

Step 2

The two laws proposed by the Gregor Mendel are:

  1. The law of segregation: This is the first law proposed by the Mendel. According to this law the alleles of a gene segregate (separate) from each other to form the gametes. Offspring inherit one genetic allele from each parent during the fertilization.
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