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A pea plant has 14 chromosomes. Calculate how many different combinations of chromosomes can be produced in the offspring?

 Apr 30, 2020
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Chromosomes come in pairs so 7 pairs, one from each pair, so that sounds like 2^7 = 128 different combinations possible from each parent

 

128 possibilities from 1 parent * 128 possibilities from the other parent makes  128*128 = 16384 possibilities for the offspring of 2 specific parent plants.

 

BUT I am basing this on my limited understanding of genetics. I have no idea what your teacher meant. The question is very incomplete.

 Apr 30, 2020
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Check this page:  http://www.colby.edu/biology/bi164/Lab/Lab%202MeiosisProbsAnswers07.pdf

 Apr 30, 2020

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