Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Inheritance and Variation of Traits

by Don Rauf




She has her mother's eyes. He has his father's nose. People animals, and plants inherit traits from their parents through their genes. Variations and new combinations of genes create the differences that make each individual unique. Through simplified explanations of complex scientific concepts dynamic images, and informative sidebars, discover how genes are passed on through the generations, how variations occur and how these genetic changes can help humans and other populations survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766099357
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Heredity and Genetics
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 The Genesis of Genetics 7

Chapter 2 The Fundamentals of Inheritance 17

Chapter 3 Predicting the Odds 26

Chapter 4 Going Beyond Mendel's Laws 32

Chapter 5 Cell Reproduction: Passing on Genetic Information 39

Chapter 6 Reproduction Leads to Genetic Variation 45

Chapter 7 Linkage: Genetic Travel Companions 54

Chapter 8 Genetic Engineering: The Pursuit of a Better World 62

Bibliography 70

Glossary 73

Further Reading 76

Index 78

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