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ConceptMendel’s principles of heredity

Question

Explain following.

Distinguish between monohybrid and dihybrid cross. 

Solution

Monohybrid cross Dihybrid cross

The cross in which only one pair of contrasting characters is involved is known as monohybrid cross. 
 
The cross in which only two pairs of contrasting characters are involved is known as dihybrid cross. 
A monohybrid cross is useful in determining the dominance of genes. 

A dihybrid cross is useful in studying the assortment of the offspring.

 
example- a cross between tall and dwarf plant
example- a cross between tall plant having red flower and a dwarf plant having white flower
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 Balbharati Solution for Balbharati Class 9 Science and Technology (2019 to Current)
Chapter 16: Heredity and Variation
Exercise | Q: 2.3 | Page no. 193
Solution Explain Following. Distinguish Between Monohybrid and Dihybrid Cross. Concept: Mendel’s principles of heredity.
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