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Handout 3: Genetic Trait Chart

 

Use the following traits to determine the genotype and phenotypes of your child.

Trait/Gene(s) Alleles

Finger Length

  • Finger Length (F or f)
  • F = normal fingers
  • f = long fingers

Height*

  • Height 1 (H1 or h1)
  • Height 2 (H2 or h2)
  • H1H1H2H2 = very short
  • H1H1H2h2 = somewhat short
  • H1H1h2h2 = average
  • H1h1h2h2 = somewhat tall
  • h1h1h2h2 = very tall

Communication Skills*

  • Communication Skills (T or t)
  • T = talkative
  • t = quiet

Math Ability*

  • Math 1 (M1 or m1)
  • Math 2 (M2 or m2)
  • M1M1M2M2 or M1M1M2m2 = high
  • M1M1m2m2 = average
  • M1m1m2m2 or m1m1m2m2 = low

Hypercholesterolemia*

  • Hypercholesterolemia 1 (C1 or c1)
  • Hypercholesterolemia 2 (C2 or c2)
  • C1C1C2C2 or C1C1C2c2 = very likely
  • C1C1c2c2 = likely
  • C1c1c2c2 or c1c1c2c2 = not very likely

Stamina*

  • Stamina (S or s)
  • S = high
  • s = low

Hair Type

  • Hair Type (K or k)
  • K = curly
  • k = straight

Alcoholism*

  • Alcoholism 1 (D1 or d1)
  • Alcoholism 2 (D2 or d2)
  • Alcoholism 3 (D3 or d3)
  • D1D1D2D2D3D3 = extremely likely
  • D1D1D2D2D3d3 = very likely
  • D1D1D2D2d3d3 = likely
  • D1D1D2d2d3d3 = somewhat likely
  • D1D1d2d2d3d3 = not very likely
  • D1d1d2d2d3d3 = unlikely
  • d1d1d2d2d3d3 = very unlikely

Vision

  • Vision (V or v)
  • V = near sighted
  • v = normal vision

Dimples

  • Dimples (I or i)
  • I = dimples
  • i = no dimples

* Note that these traits may also be affected by the child's environment


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