independent assortment


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independent assortment

[‚in·də′pen·dənt ə′sȯrt·mənt]
(genetics)
In meiosis, the random assortment of the alleles at two or more loci because they are on different chromosome pairs or far apart on the same chromosome pair.
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The dihybrid cross was the way he established his second law of heredity: the principle of independent assortment.
He was dealing with the Peas plants and worked out two laws of inheritance including Mendel's law of segregation and the law of independent assortment which are being very famous and strongly accepted in the scientific community now a days as well.
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One of the processes that ultimately provides for new combinations of alleles in sexually-reproducing organisms is the independent assortment of chromosomes during meiosis 1.

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