Sat November 24, 2012 By: Manisha Nayak

What do you mean by monohybrid and dihybrid ?

Expert Reply
Mon November 26, 2012
Monohybrid means a hybrid produced from a monohybrid cross. Monohybrid cross is a cross between parents differing in only one trait or in which only one trait is being considered. (So these parents have different alleles for a single gene locus of interest.)
Dihybrid refers to the offspring of a dihybrid cross, i.e. a genetic cross of two individuals that differ in two traits of particular interest. (So here two gene loci are involved, each with two different alleles.)
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