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Chapter 14 provides an overview of and introduction to genetics. This is an open-access educational resource by Michael J. Farabee, Ph.D. found online. It can also be found at http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookgenintro.html This resource is part of the Online Biology Book collection.


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SCI.9-11.6.A: Science

identify components of DNA, and describe how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;

SCI.9-11.6.G: Science

recognize the significance of meiosis to sexual reproduction; and

SCI.9-11.6.H: Science

describe how techniques such as DNA fingerprinting, genetic modifications, and chromosomal analysis are used to study the genomes of organisms.

SCI.9-11.7.F: Science

analyze and evaluate the effects of other evolutionary mechanisms, including genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, and recombination; and
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This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource Online Biology Book, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments. You can visit the online Table of Contents to see an overview of all of the chapters.

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