12: And you thought we were done!

You might have noticed that I was running out of interesting combinations of genotypes to mate. And you probably said, good, the module must be almost over.

Well, not so fast. I have more tricks up my sleeve. Bigger fish to fry or at least, more expansive Punnett boxes to fill.

We represented the mother’s genotype as a (pink) coin with two sides, and the father’s as a (blue) coin with two sides. But, of course, there is more to it than that. Mice don’t just have vampire fangs vs. normal teeth, they also have

  • Straight vs. crooked tails
  • Non-flying vs. flying limbs
  • Fluffy vs. flat fur
  • Mighty muscles vs. non-mighty muscles
  • and so on.

OK, I may have made up a few of those, but it’s more fun to talk about fluffy, red-eyed, vampiric mice than yellow peas with wrinkled skin.