Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 15 - 15.1 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Mendel's law of segregation relates to the inheritance of alleles for a single character, while Mendel's law of independent assortment relates to the inheritance of alleles for two characters in a dihybrid cross.

Work Step by Step

Mendel's law of segregation states that each allele for a certain character will separate at gamete formation, so the alleles for a trait will each be in a different gamete (sperm or egg). Mendel's law of independent assortment states that the segregation of pairs of alleles in the gametes is independent of one another.
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