Dihybrid Cross

Explore the process that takes place when the pea plant with two different alleles.

In Mendel’s genetic experiments, he observed this pattern: The inheritance of one characteristic had no influence over the inheritance of other characteristics. For example, the inheritance pattern for seed color was completely independent of the inheritance pattern for pea pod shape.

Today, scientists refer to this phenomenon as the law of independent assortment. Genes associated with different characteristics assort independently of one another during gamete formation.