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Law Of Independent Assortment

  • Definition: Also called Mendel's second law. Segregation of allelic forms of a gene into gametes occurs at random with respect to the segregation of alleles of a second gene located on a different pair of homologous chromosomes. Genes located very far apart on a single chromosome also sometimes show independent assortment because crossovers occur between them at a high rate.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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