The Law of Independent Assortment speaks of alleles of a gene separating independently from alleles of another gene. Hence, the inheritance pattern of one trait will not affect the inheritance pattern of another. For instance, the gene for the eye color is inherited independently from the gene for hair color.What is the difference between segregation and independent assortment?
• Segregation is a separation process while independent assortment is a bonding process. • Both processes contribute for an increased biodiversity, but segregation lays the platform for genetic diversity, whereas independent assortment takes place as the first physical step to occur the genetic diversity.What stage does independent assortment occur?
During meiosis, the independent assortment will be made first and then cross over will be made. No, independent assortment occurs after crossing over. Crossing over occurs in prophase I while independent assortment occurs in metaphase I and anaphase I.