Non-Mendelian Genetics

Expected Student Learning Competencies

  • Explain how mutations can alter genetic information and the possible consequences


Practice Inheritance


Non-disjuction explained on slide 4

  • Describe how the process of meiosis results in the formation of haploid gametes and analyze the importance of meiosis in sexual reproduction.
  • Illustrate that the sorting and recombining of genes in sexual reproduction results in a great variety of possible gene combination.
  • Evaluate the process of sexual reproduction in influencing genetic variability in a population.
  • Distinguish among observed inheritance patterns caused by several types of genetic traits (dominant, recessive, codominant, sex-linked,polygenic, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles)

  • Explain how gene actions, patterns of heredity, and reproduction of cells and organisms account for the continuity of life.
Myths of Human Genetics