1. Two mating fruit flies each have one gene for black eyes and one for red eyes. The offspring receive one eye-colour gene from the male and one from the female.
a) Produce a tree diagram showing all the possible combinations for the offspring.
b) How many distinct combinations can be produced?
Originally Posted by Raiden_11
[B, R] is the set of genes of the male fruit fly.
[b, r] is the set of genes of the female fruit fly.
(The genes labeled B and b have the same effect on the offspring. I only need a method to distinguish where the genes come from)
Then the offspring has the following sets of gene:
As you can see there are three different combinations.
I don't understand...?
I still don't understand........how do you figure out how many combinations there are and what about a).