Overview:Proteins are created from genes, which are the source for the variations found in amongst species as well as biodiversity.This learning target explores further the causes of variations, what happens when those variations are passed down from one generation to the next, and being able to predict the end results.Mendelian genetics is the initial focus before incorporating modern genetics principles.Learning Target Breakdown:Bio 3.0 Physical traits are determined by gene combinations which may result in genetic diversity.
Bio 3.1 Summarize the stages of meiosis.
Bio 3.2 Explain how recombination can lead to variation in sex cells.
Bio 3.3 Define the differences between autosomal dominant and recessive alleles.
Bio 3.4 Perform punnett squares to predict the phenotypes and genotypes of offspring for autosomal dominant and recessive alleles.
Bio 3.5 Define the differences between incomplete dominance and codominance.
Bio 3.6 Perform punnett squares to predict the phenotypes and genotypes of offspring for incomplete and codominant alleles.
Key vocabulary/terms you should know by the end of this learning target:
meiosis chromosome autosomal heterozygous homozygous dominant recessive incomplete dominance codominance Punnett Square
Below are additional resources if you need more exposure to the material:Meiosis Resources:Vocab Resources: