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1. What is a chromatid? 2. How many chromatids are present in humans during metaphase II? 3. Do map units (m.u.) equal the physical distance between two genes? Are they similar? 4. The l allele on the X - chromosome is recessive lethal and located 20 m.u. from the w allele for eye     color. (w=white eyes w+=red eyes). If a female fly (w+ l/w l+)... read more

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Mendel's Laws Written by tutor Laura R. By the 1800s, people generally understood that offspring inherited traits from their parents. Initially, however, it was thought that the traits of both parents blended together in their offspring. Called the “blending hypothesis”, this theory explained inheritance like two different liquids mixing together. Gregor Mendel’s careful work with... read more

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Genetics Written by tutor Trevor J. What is Genetics? Genetics is the study of Genes. Genes are units of heredity which encode genetic characteristics, or traits. These genes are passed from generation to generation encoded on Chromosomes, gigantic structures made of tightly organized DNA. In some species, like Prokaryotes, they are very small units, with all extra space removed.... read more

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Times are definitely changing in the world of education. Today, as with all things twenty-first century, there are no limits to a student's education. This is absolutely exciting since so many 'schools without walls' have adopted various technologies during the past few years to enable students excel academically. As an advanced tutor, it makes me dance in my shoes. Universities such as Harvard,... read more

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