• 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.

     
    Bio 3.7 Research how a genetic disease can persist through many generations by understanding its pattern of inheritance.
     

    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:
    meiosis med inst.
    Vocab Resources: