A true breeding plant is

(a) one that is able to breed on its own

(b) produced due to cross-pollination among unrelated plants

(c) near homozugous and produces offspring of its own kind

(d) always homozygous recessive in its genetic constitution

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If a colourblind man marries a woman who is homozygous for normal colour vision, the probalility of their son being colourblind is 

(1) 0

(2) 0.5

(3) 0.75

(4) 1

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A tall true breeding garden pea plant is crossed with a dwarf true breeding garden pea plant. When the F1 plants were selfed the resulting genotypes were in the ratio of 

(1) 1 : 2 : 1 :: Tall heterozygous : tall homozygous : Dwarf

(2) 3 : 1 :: Tall : Dwarf

(3) 3 : 1 :: Dwarf : Tall

(4) 1 : 2 : 1 :: Tall homozygous : Tall heterogygous : Dwarf

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Pick out the correct statements.

I. Haemophilia is a sex-linked recessive disease

II. Down's syndrome is due to aneuploidy.

III. Phenylketonuria is an autosomal recessive gene disorder

IV. Sickle cell anaemia is an x - linked recessive gene disorder

(1) II and IV are correct

(2) I, III and IV are correct

(3) I, II and III are correct

(4) I and IV are correct

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In a test cross involving F1 dihybrid flies, more parental-type offspring were produced than the recombinant type offspring. This indicates

(1) chromosomes failed to separate during meiosis 

(2) the two genes are linked and present on the same chromosome

(3) both of the characters are controlled by more than one gene

(4) the two genes are located on two different chromosomes

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Match the terms in Column I with their description in Column II and choose the correct option.

Column I

Column II

A. Dominance

1. Many genes govern a single character

B. Codominance

2. Ina heterozygous organism only one allele expresses itself

C. Pleiotropy

3. In a heterozygous organism both alleles express themselves fully

D. Polygenic inheritance

4. A single gene influences many characters

Codes : 

 

A

B

C

D

(1)  

2   

3   

4   

1

(2)

4

1

2

3

(3)

4

3

1

2

(4)

2

1

4

3

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Which of the following most appropriately describes haemophilia?

(1) X-linked recessive gene disorder

(2) Choromosomal disorder

(3) dominant gene disorder

(4) Recessive gene disorder

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The term "linkage" was coined by :-
(a) TH Morgan
(b) T Boveri
(c) G Mendel
(d) W Sulton

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In the following human pedigree, the filled symbols represent the affected individuals.

Identify the type of given pedigree

(a) Autosomal dominant

(b) X-linked recessive

(c) Autosomal recessive

(d) X-linked dominant

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A colour blind man marries a woman with normal sight who has no history of colour blindness in her family. What is the probability of their grandson being colour blind?

(a) 0.5

(b) 1

(c) Nil

(d) 0.25

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