Bio notes 10/22

In a lifetime, only 500 oocytes to be ovulated.

With boys, make spermatid. 1.5 spermatozoa per minute. Fragile in terms of temperature.

Pea plant has a reasonable number of traits. It is a model organism. Small, short generation time. Small number of traits. Convenient.

Basic terms to know: True breeding: all the same trait.

Hybridization: copy of each trait

P generation: parent generation.

F generation: offspring

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Genotype (letters being used) vs phenotype (physical looks)

Homozygous: true breeding. Heterozygous: one of each trait

Allele: choice of trait

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