describes the nature of the study; scientific and common names of the plant included; dependent and independent variables
Abstract paragraph: (200 words); shortened version of the report; objectives of the lab; hypothesis; methods and results summarized including actual numeric values (make sure to include the observed percentages of each phenotype, the chi-square results, the p values and whether or not the differences were significant); conclusion sentence stating the relevance of the results; why the hypothesis was either supported or rejected.
Introduction: include references; background information including (genes; dominant allele/s; recessive allele/s; genotypes and phenotypes; monohybrids and dihybrids); include the scientific and the common names of the plants; objective of the experiment should relate clearly to how plants function and pass on traits; the purpose of the study; expected ratios explanation
Methods: (paragraph format; not a list) math; chi-sequence test; sample calculation
Results: description of the characteristics of the F1 for the both crosses; description of the characteristics of the F2 for the both crosses; the result tables with meaningful titles and refer to them in the text; chi-square results (calculate X^2, degree of freedom, p value)
Discussion: interpretation of the results; support or lack support of hypothesis; what could you differently to do it better next time?; if the results do not follow mendelian genetics inheritance patterns, provide possible explanation for the patterns you see that are not based on experimental error.
references: (no quotations); paraphrasing;
4 references at least 2 of them are primary literature (that have abstract, methods, results, and discussions)
I need a copy of the first page of the primary literature