iPlant Genotype to Phenotype
Purpose: iPlant's "Genotype to Phenotype" Grand Challenge is creating computer tools to help scientists understand the complex network of genotype and environmental interactions. Deciphering this puzzle will allow us to understand and improve the phenotypes of the crops on which we rely.
"iPlant Collaborative" cyberinfrastructure "plant science" "plant genomics" plants phenotype genotype "genes and environment"
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Perform a dihybrid cross.
DNAFTB Problem 4: Cross pure-bred pea plants to identify dominant flower color.
DNAFTB Animation 2: Gregor Mendel explains how he discovered that genes come in pairs by studying pea plants.
DNAFTB Problem 12:Explore "hybrid vigor."
Robert Horsch talks about agrobacterium as a ready-made delivery system for getting foreign DNA into plants.
Teams of scientists in the US and Mexico have independently sequenced the most complex plant genome to date. Comparison of two varieties offers insight into the early domestication of corn.
Repeat Mendel's experiments with an eighth trait.
DNAFTB Animation 4: Gregor Mendel explains the rules of inheritance.
DNALC Live: Join us Monday, April 6th at 1:00 PM EDT for a virtual lab! Jeff will extract DNA from snack foods in an effort to detect GMOs through PCR. Watch and download worksheets to follow along here: