These are two sample Web Labs. Dragon Genetics introduces genotype
to phenotype relationships. Mendel's Peas demonstrates principles
of Meiosis and Pedigree, then presents a challenging (but fun) problem
requiring prior knowledge of genetics.
The Shockwave plugin is required to
view and interact with the Web Labs. This plugin works on both the Windows and
Macintosh operating systems.
This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype,
using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits.
By manipulating alleles (genotype), you create corresponding changes
in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype).
Parts 1 and 2 demonstrate basic principles of meiosis, fertilization,
and inheritance using the same pea traits that Mendel studied. We
suggest you start at the beginning to brush up on the basics. But
if you just can't wait to play the game, skip ahead to part 3, The
Princess and the Wrinkled Peas.
Part 1. Meiosis
Part 2. Pedigree
Part 3. Activity: The Princess and the Wrinkled Peas