Predict how mutations may be transferred to progeny.
Students recognize that the specific genetic instructions for any organism are contained within genes composed of DNA molecules located in chromosomes. They explain the mechanism for the direct production of specific proteins based on inherited DNA. Students diagram how occasional modifications in genes and the random distribution of genes from each parent provide genetic variation and become the raw material for evolution. Content Statements, Performances, and Boundaries
Sorting and recombination of genes in sexual reproduction results in a great variety of possible gene combinations from the offspring of any two parents.