Monday, December 8, 2008

Patterns of Inheritance

Today we started chapter 9 and we're going to try something different. Rather than just using a PowerPoint and having students take notes, I created a packet that is a notes outline for chapter 9 with practice problems for most concepts. Over the next few days we'll work through the packet and only use PowerPoint to show diagrams that are too complex to draw on the board.

Here are the topics/concepts we went over today:
* Alleles, loci & homologous chromosomes
* genotype vs. phenotype
* homozygous vs. heterozgous
* Mendel's principles of segregation and independent assortment
* Test crosses & how to do them
* Interpreting family pedigrees

Reminder: your meiosis project is due tomorrow.

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