Making a Pedigree

Science, Grade 6

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Table Of Contents: Making a Pedigree

1. What Is a Pedigree?
A pedigree is a diagram that shows how a genetic trait is inherited through several generations of a family. It can help us predict how phenotypes and genotypes may be passed on to future generations.
2. Parts of a Pedigree
This pedigree shows the inheritance of attached earlobes within a family. Roll over the image to learn more about how to create a pedigree diagram.