Cross a YyLl (heterozygous parent with dominant traits) with yyll (homozygous parent with...

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Cross a YyLl (heterozygous parent with dominant traits) with yyll (homozygous parent with recessive traits). What genotypes would be considered recombinant for the offspring?

Sexual Reproduction:

Sexual reproduction revolutionized evolution on Earth. In sexual reproduction, two organisms combine their genetic information to make a third, unique individual. The whole process of recombining DNA allows for vast genetic differences.

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Recombinant DNA is considered anything that is different from the parental DNA. In this example, the parental DNA genotypes are YyLl and yyll.

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