In sexually reproducing organisms, the new individual receives half of the genetic information from its mother (via the egg) and half from its father (via the sperm). Sexually produced offspring often resemble, but are not identical to, either of their parents.
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Organisms inherit genetic information in a variety of ways that result in continuity of structure and function between parents and offspring.
Explain how the structure and replication of genetic material result in offspring that resemble their parents.