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Why does autosomal linkage appose Mendel's law of independent assortment?

A level biology- Genetics

please help ^^^
what is Mendel's law of independent assortment?
what is autosomal linkage?
Reply 2
independent assortment is the idea that they are different combos of characteristics when chromosomes are randomly assorted during metaphase (different combos of genes made)
autosomal linkages are genes on the same chromosome of an autosome
Original post by leoishush
independent assortment is the idea that they are different combos of characteristics when chromosomes are randomly assorted during metaphase (different combos of genes made)
autosomal linkages are genes on the same chromosome of an autosome

yes...
remember that with independent assortment: alleles of two or more genes are inherited independently of one another
and with autosomal linkages: because the genes are close on the same autosome, they tend to be inherited together
(an autosome is a non-sex chromosome)

so why does autosomal linkage oppose the law of independent assortment?
Reply 4
Original post by bl0bf1sh
yes...
remember that with independent assortment: alleles of two or more genes are inherited independently of one another
and with autosomal linkages: because the genes are close on the same autosome, they tend to be inherited together
(an autosome is a non-sex chromosome)

so why does autosomal linkage oppose the law of independent assortment?


because with autosomal linkage genes are inherited dependentlyh
Original post by leoishush
because with autosomal linkage genes are inherited dependentlyh


you got it! well done :smile:
genes that have autosomal linkage are not inherited independently, which opposes Mendel's law of independent assortment

I think in your answer it would be best to define each term, and then say why they go against each other

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