can affect the proteins that are produced or the traits that result and
- 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.
Imperfect transmission of genetic information may have positive, negative, or no consequences to the organism. DNA replication is tightly regulated and remarkably accurate, but errors do occur and result in mutations which (rarely) are a source of genetic variation.
Develop and use models to explain how mutations in DNA that occur during replication