Name ____________________ 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 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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.