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The white tiger

White tigers are an endangered species and it is said that less than a dozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. In fact no sightings have been reported since 1951. This may be caused by the fact that the Royal Bengal tiger population has dropped from 40,000 to 1,800 in the past ten years and as few as one in every 10,000 tigers is white (www.cranes.org/whitetiger). White tigers are neither albinos nor a special species. They differ from the normally colored tigers by having blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white fur with black stripes. If they were albinos they would have pink eyes and a lighter nose color. A tigers stripes are just like…

Lab- Dihybrid Crosses

This lab was about corn genetics- dihybrid crosses. We had to analyze the corn kernels and later on see if our hypothesis was either supported or rejected. We wanted to discover what color and coat texture was dominant (purple and wrinkled, yellow and wrinkled, purple and smooth or yellow and smooth). I had not yet done labs like these ones, but I definitely had studied about monohybrid and dihybrid, crosses. Also, I have done many activities on this aspect and other labs that were similar but not identical to this one. To perform this lab, we had to click on the corns that were purple and smooth, yellow and smooth, purple and wrinkled or yellow and wrinkled. Then, we analyzed…