Why Are We All So Different? Answer Key

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The red chromosomes are from the paternal grandmother. The brown chromosomes are from the paternal grandfather. These are the possible gametes the father can make from his mother's and father's chromosomes. The red chromosomes are from the paternal grandmother. The brown chromosomes are from the paternal grandfather. These are the possible gametes the father can make from his mother’s and father’s chromosomes.

The blue chromosomes are from the maternal grandmother. The orange chromosomes are from the maternal grandfather. These are the possible gametes the mother can make from her mother's and father's chromosomes. The blue chromosomes are from the maternal grandmother. The orange chromosomes are from the maternal grandfather. These are the possible gametes the mother can make from her mother’s and father’s chromosomes.

This series shows the possible combinations of gametes using one gamete from the father and all eight gametes of the mother. To show all possible combinations I would need to do this for seven more times using the other seven gametes from the father. This series shows the possible combinations of gametes using one gamete from the father and all eight gametes of the mother. To show all possible combinations I would need to do this for seven more times using the other seven gametes from the father.

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Why Are We All so Different? Lab Sheet Answer key

  1. Assuming no mutations, how many genetically different offspring can two parents with 2n = 6, 3 pairs, of chromosomes have? 8+8+8+8+8+8+8+8 = 8×8 = 64
  1. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Do you think…

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