Name: ______________________________________________ Period: _________
Activity: The Flipnob Family Pedigree
This is the story of Great Grandma and Grandpa Flipnob and their clan! Great Granny was born in England in 1896. She met Gramps (born in Italy1894) on board the Titanic on route to New York City in 1912. That’s right, both of them survived! Gramps disguised himself as a woman to get a raft. These star crossed lovers tied the knot in 1914. Their union gave rise to five children: Ester (1915), Elroy (1917), Dora (1919), Warren (1920), and little Clyde (1924). Tragically, Dora and Warren were killed in a dreadful accident with a Model T in 1928. The Model T was totaled.
Already stung from their loss, the Great Depression was a difficult time for the Flipnobs. Elroy ran into some trouble with the mob. He still owes the Godfather some favors. On a brighter note, Ester fell in love and married Joseph in 1936. From their marriage came two bundles of joy, Jon (1938) and Sonny (1940). It took Clyde a bit longer to find his soul mate, but he did just before the entrance of the U.S. into WWII. He met Bonnie at the local market after “accidentally” running her over with a shopping cart. A broken ankle and a marriage license was the result of this encounter. Soon after the birth of their daughter Lucy (1940), Clyde was sent to Europe to fight in the war. Elroy also fought in the war, a welcome escape from his troubles with the mob. He had a long string of girlfriends, but never settled down and married.
The 1950’s and 1960’s were a prosperous time for the Flipnobs. Ester, Clyde, and Elroy invested in banana seat bikes with much success. However, Clyde made some underhanded attempts to slight his siblings from some of the money. He was caught red-handed and disowned by the Flipnob family. Banished from their hometown, Clyde, Bonnie, and Lucy moved out to California. Jon met his bride to be Lydia the year the country was mourning the loss of JFK. It was love at first sight. They had three children, Felicity (1965), James (1967), and Leslie (1969). Sonny set off to California to become an actor. Here he ran into his long lost cousin Lucy. Despite the disapproval of their family, they fled to Mexico and were married. The family has not heard from them since.
Teacher Initials: ___________
Part I: Sex-linked Trait Pedigree
Bald male: ______________
Normal male: ____________
Bald female: _____________
Carrier female: ___________
Normal female: ___________
Normal female of unknown genotype: __________
Part II: Autosomal Pedigree
Person with Hawkinsinuria: _________________
Normal person: __________ or _________
Person with a normal phenotype but unknown genotype: _________
Genotypic Ratio: _________________________________________________
Phenotypic Ratio: _________________________________________________