Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Roll Up Those Genes, Spring Has Sprung
Setting: Front yard where Boy Mom is admiring her blooming bulbs and enjoying a moment of quiet. #3 and #4 walk up having returned from a church activity.
#3: Yo, Mom! What's for dinner.
#4: Now here we see an example of Co-dominance. (As he points to a white and orange Daffodil that bloomed today.)
#3: Dinner Mom??? I'm starving!
#4: You see, when the white flower, uhhh...mates? with the orange flower, the dominate gene for white and the dominate gene for orange...
#3: (interrupts) Uh Oh! Nerd alert!
#4: (ignores and continues) ... each contribute alleles with out overpowering the other so both colors are represented.
#3: I'm making everybody French Toast for dinner.
#4: I need to take a poop then I'll help you.
Boy Mom: Uhhh...wash your hands.
Happy spring from my heterozygous flowers...and teens.