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How do genomes transmit information from one generation to the next?

Topic

Information storage and flow are dynamic and interactive

Framing Question

How do genomes transmit information from one generation to the next?

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the differences of mitosis and meiosis and relate them to the process of cellular division.
  • Illustrate how DNA is replicated and genes are transmitted from one generation to the next in multiple types of organisms including bacteria, eukaryotes, viruses and retroviruses.
  • Apply the concepts of segregation and independent assortment to traits inherited from parent to offspring and discuss how they increase genetic variation.

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