Additional topics of discussion might include the effects of recombination (crossing over) on the net effect of independent assortment
Chi-squared tests will be performed to determine if the observed number of plants with a particular phenotype equals the expected for independent assortment
indicating whether or not the gps loci is linked to that particular trait.
The two examples that come readily to mind are the Hardy-Weinberg law that applies to ratios of genes in a population under particular conditions and the law of independent assortment
of chromosomes applied to the partitioning of chromosomes during meiosis.
Mendel's laws of segregation and the law of independent assortment
of characters are now recognized as the fundamental principles of heredity.
The inheritance of one element does not govern the inheritance of any other element; this is the law of independent assortment