Unit 7 - Genetics

 ·         I can explain how transcription is controlled in cells (enhancers, promoters and terminator regions) 
  •  I can define a regulatory gene and state its importance in controlling transcription
 ·         I can discuss the roles of repressors and inducers in gene control 
 ·         I can provide specific examples of how repressors and inducers regulate gene expression in prokaryotes (lac and tryp operon) 
 ·         I can predict when certain genes in prokaryotes will be turned on or off based on environmental conditions 
 I understand how gene regulation and gene expression are related 
 ·         I can explain how epigenetics effects the phenotype of offspring and how it is different than typical inheritance patterns

 I can discuss how transformation, transduction and conjugation are sources of genetic variation in prokaryotes 
 I can define homologous chromosomes 
 I can explain how eukaryotic cells reproduce. 
 ·         I can identify the different structures involved in mitosis. 
 I can explain the relationship between DNA replication and mitosis. 
 ·         I can discuss the amount of genetic material in a cell using diploid and haploid terminology 
 ·         I can explain the process of fertilization and it's importance in maintaining chromosome numbers 
 I can compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis 
 ·         I can explain why a cell would go through meiosis 
 ·         I can explain the process of meiosis in the production of gametes 
 ·         I can identify sources of genetic variation in the process of meiosis i.e. random fertilization, crossing over, recombination, independent assortment, non dis-junction 
 I can relate the process of meiosis to Mendels laws of genetics (segregation and independent assortment) 
 I can predict when genes are linked on the same chromosome and give mathematical justification to support my reasoning 
 ·         I can use probability or punnett squares to predict offspring of Mendelian crosses 
 I can use Mendel's laws to explain how allleles on different chromosomees are passed from parent to offspring (two trait crosses) 
 ·         I can predict the offspring of non Mendelian inherience such as sex-linked, imcomplete, co-dominance and linked genes 
 I can use Chi squared analysis to accept or reject a null hypothesis for genetic data 
   I can identify different genetic disorders and explain how they are inherited 
 ·         I can explain how the role of RNAi in the regulation of gene expression at the level of  transcription 


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