Genes and Alleles

This week mainly consisted of learning about genes and alleles. There are two alleles in one gene that is located in a certain position on a certain chromosome. There are two types of alleles: Dominant and recessive. One organism can either be homozygous dominant,¬†heterozygous, or homozygous recessive. Here is a simple picture demonstrating the dominant… Continue reading Genes and Alleles

Speciation and Natural Selection

This week we finished up the anole lab, learned about speciation and later watched a video about desert mice adapting to their environment. Although the anole lab was pretty tedious, in the end I did learn a few new things. It was interesting to learn that even if the same species of anoles lived on… Continue reading Speciation and Natural Selection