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Science / Year 10 / Science Understanding / Biological sciences

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Transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes (ACSSU184)

Elaborations
  • describing the role of DNA as the blueprint for controlling the characteristics of organisms
  • using models and diagrams to represent the relationship between DNA, genes and chromosomes
  • recognising that genetic information passed on to offspring is from both parents by meiosis and fertilisation
  • representing patterns of inheritance of a simple dominant/recessive characteristic through generations of a family
  • predicting simple ratios of offspring genotypes and phenotypes in crosses involving dominant/recessive gene pairs or in genes that are sex-linked
  • describing mutations as changes in DNA or chromosomes and outlining the factors that contribute to causing mutations
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