Grinchy72 wrote: ...So is the ocular albinism something that can be passed on?...
Yes, of course, but the inheritance is not simple, as follows. If a male carrying the recessive, X-linked ocular albinism
) is crossed with a wild-type (i. e.
normal) female, all of their progeny in the first generation (F1) will appear normal. None of the F1 males will carry the ocular albinism
), because they all inherit their X-chromosome from their mother, and their Y-chromosome from their father. However, all of the F1 females will be carriers
of the oca-
mutation, because they inherit one X-chromosome from their father and one X-chromosome from their mother. These individuals will appear normal because the oca-
mutation is recessive. So in order to produce fry that show the ocular albinism phenotype, you would need to backcross
F1 females back to their father, i. e.
to you original male. It works like this-