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# How is probability related to genetics?

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###### May 23, 2013 2:20AM

Probability and genetics go hand in hand. Mendel in his charts showed the probability of dominant and recessive genes being passed on to offspring. The desired trait could be cultivated knowing the probability of inheritance.

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Probabilaty, is actually spelled Probability. Probability is a
number to be used to determine a chance of any occasion, such as a
Coin-toss, with the probability being %50 of landing on
heads/tails. Probability is used in genetics to determine the
chance of a offspring having a mother(or father)'s trait. It is
used with Punnet squares to determine the chance of a offspring
having a parent's trait or allele combination.