Develop and use models to explain how genetic information (DNA) is copied for transmission to subsequent generations of cells (mitosis).
- Heredity – Inheritance and Variation of Traits
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the specific mechanisms by which characteristics or traits are transferred from one generation to the next via genes.
Each chromosome consists of a single DNA molecule. Each gene on the chromosome is a particular segment of DNA. The chemical structure of DNA provides a mechanism that ensures that information is preserved and transferred to subsequent generations.