Biology as Poetry: Genetics

Bacteriophage Ecology Group

F1 Generation

Progeny of a cross.

The first generation, the one participating in the above cross is described as the P generation. The progeny of crosses within the F1 generation are termed the F2 generation.

In a monohybrid cross, the actual cross is within the F1 generation as the cross within the P generation is what generates the monohybrid.

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