Assume that the genes for tan body and bare wings are 15 map units apart on chromosome II in Drosophila. Assume also that a tan-bodied, bare-winged female was mated to a wild type male and the resulting F1 phenotypically wild type females were mated to tan-bodied, bare- winged males. Of 1000 offspring, what would be the expected phenotypes and in what numbers would they be expected?
Number of recombinants is directly proportional to the distance between genes in map unit. This relationship is utilize in calculating the number of phenotypes.