What do you think you know?
ways of determining the probability of inheriting certain characteristics from parents
A gene is a basic unit of heredity. Can be passed down from parents
Located at a specific locus in a chromosome. A specific location on any given chromosome
Alleles are a variation of a gene.
There are two different types of alleles
There are hundreds of different variations of different alleles but each person can only have 2
There are haploid (23 chromosome, e.g. sperm cells) cells and diploid (46 chromosomes, e.g. all other body cells)
homozygous and heterogenous alleles
a gee is a length of DNA which influences a specific characteristc
DNA is packaged into structures called chromosomes
joshs manbun is a bad hereitary trait
dominant and recessive genes
How can you explore this topic?
how genes get passed down using punnet squares
rely on models, images, drawings
how do mutations occur?
chromosomes not matching up
Inhibitors messing up?
DNA copies itself during cell division
Cannot be passed down to the next generation