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Random segregation vs random assortment?WTH!! (1 Viewer)

tino101

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Urgh can someone explain this to me. I've looked through various textbooks and searched the net but even more confused. I understand what crossing over is and independent assortment but whats the difference between random segregation and random assortment.
 

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Random assortment is the same as independent assortment.

Segregation is that allele pairs separate during gamete formation (in the stage of Anaphase) and then rejoin during fertilisation (when sperm meets an egg). This allows for parents who have genotype TT and tt to have offspring such as Tt, etc.
 

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