Explain how a set of genetic instructions determines inherited traits of organisms.
Continuity of Life
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Identify and explain differences between inherited and acquired traits.
Recognize evidence that the gene is the basic unit of inheritance and explain the effect of dominant and recessive genes on inherited traits.
Explain how mutations can alter a gene and are a source of new variations in a population.
Describe how selective breeding or biotechnologies can change the genetic makeup of an organism (e.g., domesticated dogs, horses, cows; crops, hybrid plants; integrated pest management).