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    Thread: How to use the "Genetics Wizard"

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      Default How to use the "Genetics Wizard"

      I am often asked to come up with statistical percentages, a.k.a. probable ratios, when breeding certain boa morphs. When I get these questions I always go straight to www.geneticswizard.com. It is a free, simple to use tool that will give you the correct percentages from your pairings.

      The genetics wizard is a breeze to use IF you understand two things:

      A. Basic genetic terms (Heterozygous, Homozygous, Recessive, Codominant/Dominant)

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      B. How the mutation in question works

      I will type up some informational posts regarding how each of the current known mutations work as well as a lesson in basic genetics terms in this section shortly. This post will be focused specificly on how to use the genetics wizard once you understand the above requirements.

      Lets run through a couple examples with the genetics wizard:

      If I wanted to determine the outcome of a het albino to an albino breeding here's what I would do:

      1. Go to www.geneticswizard.com

      2. Click "Click here to start the genetics wizard"

      3. Choose the number of abnormal traits - In this example we are only working with one mutation - albino. So choose one then click "build query form".

      4. Under the genetics trait column, do not check codominant or dominant, we will leave those unmarked because albino is a recessive trait. Type in "Albino" in the box.

      5. Under the column titled "the male is", choose homozygous. This tells genetics wizard that the male is an albino boa.

      6. Under the column titled "the female is", choose heterozygous. This tells genetics wizard the the female is a het albino.

      7. Click "Ask The Wizard!"

      The statistical probabilities of this pairing will then be displayed:

      "50% Het. Albino,
      50% Homozygous Albino"


      This tells us that we wil get half a litter of het albino boas and half a litter of albinos.

      Lets do another example with hypomelanism, an (incomplete) dominant trait. (Regular) hypo x normal:

      1. Go to www.geneticswizard.com

      2. Click "Click here to start the genetics wizard"

      3. Choose the number of abnormal traits - in this example we are again working with only one morph so we choose 1 then click "build query form".

      4. Under the genetics trait column, choose dominant, because the hypo gene is dominant. Then type "Hypo" in the box.

      5. Under the column titled "the male is" choose heterozygous. This indicates that the male is a "regular" hypo. Had the male been a "super" hypo, we would have checked homozygous.

      6. Under the column titled "the female is" choose WT. This indicates that the female is a normal.

      7. Click "Ask The Wizard!"

      The statistical probabilities of this pairing will then be displayed:

      "50% WT
      50% Het. Hypod,"


      This tells us that we will get half a litter of normal boas ("WT" or "Wild Type") and half a litter of regular hypos.

      Another example: Hypo het albino and het anery (a.k.a. "Triple Het") x Sunglow

      1. Go to www.geneticswizard.com

      2. Click "Click here to start the genetics wizard"

      3. Choose the number of abnormal traits - In this example we are working with three morphs total - albino, anery, and hypo. So choose three then click "build query form".

      4. Under the genetics trait column you will see three boxes this time. In the first box type "hypo" and check dominant. In the second box type anery and leave codominant/dominant unchecked because it is a recessive trait. In the third box type albino and leave codominant/dominant unchecked because it is a recessive trait.

      5. We will assume the male is the hypo triple het. Under the column titled "the male is" and in the hypo row, choose het. This signifies that the male is a regular hypo, and not a "super" hypo. In the anery row choose het, because he is a het anery. In the albino row choose het, because he is a het hypo.

      6. We will assume the female is a sunglow. Under the column titled "the female is" and in the hypo row, choose het. This signifies she is a regular sunglow and not a "super" sunglow. In the anery row choose WT. This signifies she is not anery nor is she a het anery. In the albino row choose homozygous, because she is an albino.

      7. Click "Ask The Wizard!"


      The statistical probabilities of this pairing will then be displayed:

      "6.25% Het. albino,
      6.25% Homozygous albino,
      6.25% Het. anery, Het. albino,
      6.25% Het. anery, Homozygous albino,
      12.5% Het. hypod, Het. albino,
      12.5% Het. hypod, Homozygous albino,
      12.5% Het. hypod, Het. anery, Het. albino,
      12.5% Het. hypod, Het. anery, Homozygous albino,
      6.25% Homozygous hypod, Het. albino,
      6.25% Homozygous hypod, Homozygous albino,
      6.25% Homozygous hypod, Het. anery, Het. albino,
      6.25% Homozygous hypod, Het. anery, Homozygous albino,"


      That can look confusing to those who arent totally familiar with A. the way the mutations work (recessive or dominant) and B. The terminology. Here are the results reworded with what we are familiar with:

      6.25% Het. albino
      6.25% albino
      6.25% Het anery Het albino
      6.25% albino het anery
      12.5% hypo Het albino
      12.5% sunglow
      12.5% hypo Het anery Het albino
      12.5% sunglow Het anery
      6.25% super hypo het albino
      6.25% super sunglow
      6.25% super hypo Het anery Het albino
      6.25% super sunglow Het anery


      I will update this with more advanced examples later.

      Last edited by TopNotchBoas; 08-14-2007 at 06:00 PM.

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      Default Re: How to use the "Genetics Wizard"

      Ok, how do we go on with 2 adnormal traits...like a Striped Albino X DH striped Albino? How would that work in GW?
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      Default Re: How to use the "Genetics Wizard"

      Thanks for the info on how to use the chart. Thats really good material going all the way up to six traits. Holy smoke's!!!!!
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      Default Re: How to use the "Genetics Wizard"

      Ok, I have a question, how do you produce a tripple het boa?

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      Default Re: Advanced Genetics Wizard

      Ok. I know that the genetics wizard can be difficult until you understand how to use it so I decided to do a tutorial with pics to explain how it works:

      Step 1.) Go to Advanced Genetics Wizard Click where it says "Click here to start the Genetics Wizard"


      Step 2.) Select the total number of abnormal traits for both animals. In the case of the question in this thread, Salmon Jungle male x Jungle female, That would be two traits. Salmon and Jungle. Hit the 2 button. Then click "Build Query Form".


      Step 3.) You will see a bunch of boxes and buttons. This is where you have to accurately input your data to get the answers you want. In the case of the pairing in this thread, this is what the properly built query form looks like.


      Notice that there are three separate columns of information. Genetic traits - The male is: - The female is:

      The Genetic traits are Salmon and Jungle. Salmon is marked dominant because it has no visible super form. Jungle is marked co-dominant because it does.

      The male is a Salmon Jungle. This means he is heterozygous for both the Salmon gene and the Jungle gene. He has one copy of each gene. The female is a jungle. Notice she is marked WT(wild type) for Salmon. You have to mark WT for any of the traits that the particular animals doesn't have in order for the Genetics Wizard to work. She is also marked het for Jungle.

      Step 4.) Once you have your query form properly built click "Ask the Wizard!" This is what you will see:



      Ta Da! These are your results. Now you have to be able to translate the genetics-speak into the terms we use for each animal.

      Het. Salmon, Het. Jungle(Salmon Jungle)
      x
      Het. Jungle(Jungle)

      12.5% WT(Normal)
      25% Het. Jungle,(Jungle)
      12.5% Homozygous Jungle,(Super Jungle)
      12.5% Het. Salmon,(Salmon)
      25% Het. Salmon, Het. Jungle,(Salmon Jungle)
      12.5% Het. Salmon, Homozygous Jungle,(Salmon Super Jungle)

      There you go. Incidentally, the results of a Salmon Jungle x Normal breeding are:

      Het. Salmond, Het. Junglec,
      x
      WT

      25% WT(normal)
      25% Het. Jungle,(Jungle)
      25% Het. Salmon,(Salmon)
      25% Het. Salmon, Het. Jungle,(Salmon Jungle)

      Hope this helps!
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