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a graphic depiction in grid form of how genes from each parent might combine in an offspring.
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Punnett squarea table devised by the British geneticist R. Punnett, in which all possible combinations of gametes and progeny are displayed in a grid structure. For example in the cross:
Aa, Bb x aa, Bb
the Punnett square would be as in Fig. 262.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Punnett,Reginald Crundall, English geneticist, 1875-1967.
Punnett square - a grid used in genetics. Synonym(s): checkerboard
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