Application Questions And Problems

*17. Genetics is said to be both a very old science and a very young science. Explain what is meant by this statement.

18. Find at least one newspaper article that covers some aspect of genetics. Briefly summarize the article. Does this article focus on transmission, molecular, or population genetics?

19. The following concepts were widely believed at one time but are no longer accepted as valid genetic theories. What experimental evidence suggests that these concepts are incorrect and what theories have taken their place? (a) pangenesis; (b) the inheritance of acquired characteristics; (c) preformationism; (d) blending inheritance.

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