Students shall investigate the molecular basis of genetics.
Heredity and Evolution
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Model the components of a DNA nucleotide and an RNA nucleotide
Describe the Watson-Crick double helix model of DNA, using the base-pairing rule (adenine-thymine, cytosine-guanine)
Compare and contrast the structure and function of DNA and RNA
Describe and model the processes of replication, transcription, and translation
Compare and contrast the different types of mutation events, including point mutation, frameshift mutation, deletion, and inversion