Introduction to Heredity. What is Heredity?. Heredity is the passing of traits from parents to offspring Genetics is the study of heredity. Gregor Mendel. Known as the “Father of Genetics ” Austrian Monk Born in 1822. Mendel’s Work.
“Father of Genetics”
Some traits can be both!
Received genes for skin color from both parents
Amount of time in the sun affects skin color
Questions to ask yourself…..
+ How do alleles interact to produce traits?
+ How does my combination of traits make me unique?
+ How do my traits connect me to other people?
Alleles for widows peak