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Use an evidence-based argument to support an explanation for how characteristic behaviors and/or structures of organisms affect the probability of their successful reproduction.
Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
Gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.