Genetics And Heredity

Genetics and Heredity

Heredity and Evolution – What processes are responsible for life’s unity and diversity?

8.2 - Reproduction is a characteristic of living systems and it is essential for the continuation of every species.

  • Heredity is the passage of genetic information from one generation to another.
  • Some of the characteristics of an organism are inherited and some result from interactions with the environment.

C 25. Explain the similarities and differences in cell division in somatic and germ cells.
C 26. Describe the structure and function of the male and female human reproductive systems, including the process of egg and sperm production.
C 27. Describe how genetic information is organized in genes on chromosomes, and explain sex determination in humans.