The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

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The Theory

Boveri and Sutton's chromosome theory of inheritance states that genes are found at specific locations on chromosomes, and that the behavior of chromosomes during meiosis can explain Mendel’s laws of inheritance. Read this article to find out how this theory was formed and proven, and return here afterward.

Genetic Linkage and Mapping

Because there are far more genes in organisms than there are chromosomes, it is only logical to assume that genes are lined up in a row on chromosomes. Their location affects how they are inherited, and therefore how new organisms are formed. To delve deeper into this topic, read this article, and return here afterward.


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