Objectives - Linkage Part 1

At the completion of this lesson you will be able to:

1.) Contrast the inheritance of traits that are controlled by independent genes, linked genes and pleiotropic genes.

2.) Demonstrate the physical basis of linkage by drawing the key events in meiosis.

3.) Calculate map distances from 2-point test cross and F2 data.

4.) Assemble linkage maps from map distance information.

Copyright 2001

Development of this lesson was supported in part by Cooperative State Research, Education, & Extension Service, U.S. Dept of Agriculture under Agreement Number 98-EATP-1-0403 administered by Cornell University and the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC).  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.