This is the fourth in my series of ‘genetics explainer’ videos on YouTube for students, parents and teachers. I have received feedback from teachers that these videos will be of great use in a flipped-classroom instructional strategy.
Mendelian genetics is a type of inheritance first described by Gregor Mendel in the 1860s and rediscovered in the early 20th century. Mendel is not known to have described linked genes (all his notes and papers were burned after his death). Linked genes can however be explained using Mendelian algorithms. Additionally, linked genes allowed early geneticists to start mapping chromosomes. In this video, we will look back at what we learned from Mendel and apply it to linked genes.