Genes Get Shuffled When Chromosomes Exchange Pieces

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Some genes link to others that have implications for inheritance. A set of resources lead pupils through the history of this discovery. They explain how chromosomes recombine and which parts are more susceptible to this linkage. Questions then ask pupils to predict the presence of traits given specific genes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the animation to introduce the concept of linked traits
  • Follow the lesson with further study of genetic mapping
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects that learners have a solid understanding of chromosomes and genetic inheritance

  • Highlights the historical discoveries leading to current theories
  • Practice problems provide understanding checks

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