Question: tired of watering his garden your instructor is attempting to...
Tired of watering his garden, your instructor is attempting to grow desert plants. One such plant is Indian paintbrush. A yellow variant has shown up, and we would like to determine if this variant is a Mendelian trait. We have taken a pure breeding red plant and crossed it with a a pure breeding yellow plant. The resulting F1 plants were selfed and the F2 data is presented below:
Red Flowers 111
Yellow Flowers 53
Perform a chi square analysis on this data using the following hypothesis:
The mode of inheritance for flower color in Indian paintbrush plants is simple Mendelian.
What is the calculated chi-square value? Round to three decimal places.