Need some help segregation - independent assortment!!!

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Need some help segregation - independent assortment!!!

Post by fernac13 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:23 pm

How does the segregation of genes on the same chromosome differ from independent assortment of genes on different chromosomes???
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Post by supersapien » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:36 am

All diploid organisms have a pair of alleles for a particular trait. These alleles are present on homologous chromosomes. Segregation means that these alleles are separated during gamete formation and there is only one allele in a gamete, not both.

Independent assortment states that one allele does not affect the assortment (into gametes) of the other. They are random.
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