Chapter 13 Notes

Chapter 13 Notes - Chapter 13 Notes 13.1 Offspring acquire...

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Chapter 13 Notes 13.1 Offspring acquire genes from parents by inheriting chromosomes 1. Inheritance of Genes a. Games are the vehicles that transmit genes from one generation to the next. b. A gene’s specific location along the length of a chromosome is called the gene’s locus. 2. Comparison of Asexual and Sexual Reproduction a. In asexual reproduction , a single individual is the sole parent and passes copies of all its genes to its offspring. b. In sexual reproduction , two parents give rise to offspring that have unique combinations of genes inherited from the two parents. 13.2 Fertilization and Meiosis Alternate in Sexual life cyles 1. A life cycle is the generation-to-generation sequence of stages in the repoductive history of an organism. 2. Sets of Chromosomes in human cells a. A karyotype is a display of the chromosome pairs of a cell arranged by size and shape. b. Homologous chrosomes are two chromosomes composing a pair that have the came length, centromere position, and staining pattern. They carry the same inherited characteristics.
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course BIO 1711 taught by Professor Burleson during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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Chapter 13 Notes - Chapter 13 Notes 13.1 Offspring acquire...

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