Lecture 1 - Chapter 14 - Patterns of Inheritance

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1 Biological Sciences 120L General Biology: Organismal Biology and Evolution Scope of this Course Evolution How are traits passed down? Why do many antibiotics no longer work? Is modern human behavior a product of past evolutionary history? Diversity What is meant by diversity? How have modern molecular techniques revolutionized our view of biodiversity? Are we in the midst of the 6th mass extinction? Ecology How are humans affecting our environment? How does the ocean control climate change?
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2 Lecture 1: Patterns of Eukaryotic Inheritance • Chapter 14 Patterns of Inheritance Blending hypothesis The idea that genetic material from the two parents blends together (like blue and yellow paint blend to make green) In the 1800s - lots of unknowns and different beliefs What genetic principles account for the passing of traits from parents to offspring?
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3 Enter Gregor Mendel… Austrian Monk Lived 1822-1884 Fig. 14-1 •Developed laws of inheritance by breeding peas
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2009 for the course BISC 120 taught by Professor Webb,wetzer,? during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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