Gregor Mendel Most of our understanding of the process of heredity, the process of transferring traits from parent to offspring, started with Gregor Mendel. The advantage of studying with pea plants was that the matings could be strictly controlled. Mendel … Read More
This assignment includes a reading (which is broken up into five parts) and a video. All sections include questions that check your understanding of those resources.
Sexual Reproduction Sexual reproduction – organisms that reproduce sexually (like humans) fuse the genetic information (gametes) from two parents to produce offspring that are a genetic mixture of both parents. Fertilization – the actual fusion of egg and sperm … Read More
DNA, genes, and chromosomes are all genetic material. Chromosomes are just coiled up DNA. A gene is one segment of DNA that codes for one specific protein. Chromosomes may be a single rod or a duplicated rod (looks like an … Read More