Mendel’s Law of Independent Assortment- Definition, Examples, Limitations

Mendel's Law of Independent Assortment

Mendel’s Law of Independent Assortment Definition Mendel’s Law of Independent Assortment states that ‘when the parents differ from each other in two or more pairs of contrasting characters, the inheritance of one pair of characters is independent of the other.’ In simple words, the law states that all transfer of a particular character from parents to the offsprings remains unaffected by other characters. The law indicates that the alleles of different genes are assorted into the gametes independently of one another. … Read more

Mendel’s 3 Laws (Segregation, Independent Assortment, Dominance)

Mendel's Laws

In the 1860s, an Austrian monk named Gregor Mendel introduced a new theory of inheritance based on his experimental work with pea plants. Mendel believed that heredity is the result of discrete units of inheritance, and every single unit (or gene) was independent in its actions in an individual’s genome. According to this Mendelian concept, the inheritance of a trait depended on the passing-on of these units. For any given trait, an individual inherits one gene from each parent so that … Read more