expalin reciprocal cross with an example?
Reciprocal cross involves carrying out two crosses for the same trait say height, but with reversed sexes. For example if A is a female parent in first cross and B is a male parent then in second cross A would be the male parent and B would be female parent. Reciprocal crosses are carried out to see the influence of sex on the inheritance of the particular trait. If the result of both the crosses of reciprocal cross yield same results, then it mean that the inheritance of that particular trait does not depend on the sexes of the parents.