Cattle Genetics Quiz

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Genetics Quiz
1.
From the supplemental reading, how are EPD’s used?
2. After analyzing dataset 1, which bull will be the best option for producing the lightest calves
when bred to the herd?
3. After analyzing dataset 2, which bull will be the best option for producing the lightest calves and
the best quality meat?
4. Why did Gregor Mendel use pea plants to study genetic inheritance?
5.
What is an F1 generation?
Answers
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EPDs are a tool that allow for comparison of breeding stock within a breed. EPDs predict the
future performance of offspring of an individual.
Bull 4
Bull 9
Mendel used pea plants because they were easy to cross and showed a variety of contrasting
traits.
The F1 generation is the first generation of a cross breeding.
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