- Create a Pedigree for your family illustrating one trait listed below. Appropriate symbols, labels and shading must be used showing Male/Female and Carrier/Noncarrier. Students will also “study” their family to see how many traits are Dominant or Recessive for each member, using the Exploring Dominant & Recessive Traits” and create a chart showing the data. Allowable trait choice to be used for the Pedigree are:
Review PowerPoint Presentation "Mendelian Trait Examples" for more information:
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms provided by the National Human Genome Research Institute at www.genome.gov
Recommendation to watch Cracking the Code of Life provided by NOVA on PBS.org. www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/cracking-the-code-of-life.html.