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 price for 1 kg of dry, clean clothes independent assortment.
Mendel's laws of segregation and the law of independent assortment of characters are now recognized as the fundamental principles of heredity.
Additional topics of discussion might include the effects of recombination (crossing over) on the net effect of independent assortment.

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