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    Mendel's Law & Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

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    Compare Mendel's laws of heredity with the chromosomal basis of heredity. Reflect on why comparing Mendel's work with the chromosomal basis of heredity suggests that the work of science is cumulative.

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    Compare Mendel's laws of heredity with the chromosomal basis of heredity. Reflect on why comparing Mendel's work with the chromosomal basis of heredity suggests that the work of science is cumulative.

    Mendel's law of inheritance explains how factors (gene) control phenotypes and is transmitted to the succeeding generations. Mendel's laws of equal segregation and independent assortment are based on the separation in meiosis of members of each chromosome pair and on the independent meiotic behavior of different chromosome pairs. A parallelism can be drawn between Mendel's law of heredity and chromosomal basis of inheritance:

    1. Each species possesses a specific and characteristic number of chromosomes in somatic cells. In diploid cells, these chromosomes are found in pairs called homologous ...

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    This solution discusses in 469 words how Mendel's law of heredity compares to the chromosomal basis of heredity, including the idea of science being cumulative.

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