A. In cats black fur is dominant over white fur. (Use the letter b.)
1. What type of letter is used for the dominant trait?
2. What type of letter is used for the recessive trait?
3. What are the two possible genotypes for a black cat?
4. What is the only genotype for a white cat?
B. A black female cat is mated with a white male. All kittens are black. It will help if you draw a Punnett square to answer these and use the letter b.
5. What is the dominant trait?
6. What is the symbol for the dominant trait? (Symbol means 1 letter)
7. What is the recessive trait?
8. What is the symbol for the recessive trait?
9. What is the genotype for the white male?
10. What gene did all the kittens inherit from the father? (Gene means one letter)
11. What gene did all the kittens inherit from mother (in order to be black)?
12. What is the only genotype for the mother that would consistently give black kittens?
13. Is the mother homozygous or heterozygous?
14. Is the father cat homozygous or heterozygous?
15. Are the kittens homo- or heterozygous?
16. What is the genotype of all the kittens?
C. Another black female cat is mated to the male. Four kittens result from this new feline fling. Two kittens are white, two are black.
17. What is the genotype of the white male?
18. What gene do you know the black mother has?
19. What gene did each kitten inherit from the father?
20. What gene did the two black kittens inherit from the mother?
21. What is the genotype for the black kittens?
22. What gene did the white kittens inherit from their mother?
23. What is the genotype of the white kittens?
24. What is the mother cat’s genotype?