DNA is the basis for the diversity of living things.
Recommended forGrade 10
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Welcome to the Genetics and Genetic Engineering course!
In this comprehensive course, we will delve into the fascinating world of DNA, inheritance patterns, and the profound impact of genetics on life as we know it. Through a series of engaging lessons and interactive discussions, we will explore the fundamental concepts and breakthroughs that have shaped our understanding of genetics.
We will begin by unraveling the structure and function of DNA, the remarkable molecule that carries the genetic instructions for all living organisms. Understanding DNA is essential as it forms the basis for the inheritance of traits and genetic variations that make each individual unique.
Next, we will dive into the captivating realm of inheritance patterns. We will explore the concepts of genes and alleles, examining how these units of heredity are passed from one generation to the next. Through the lens of Mendelian genetics, we will uncover the principles of inheritance, monohybrid crosses, and the inheritance of traits governed by dominant and recessive alleles.
Building upon this foundation, we will explore more complex patterns of inheritance, including codominance and incomplete dominance. We will examine how these patterns shape the expression of traits and contribute to the rich diversity of life.
Additionally, we will explore the intricate processes of gene expression and protein synthesis, unraveling the mechanisms by which genes are transcribed and translated into functional proteins. We will delve into the fascinating world of molecular genetics, exploring the intricate dance of molecules that orchestrates the creation of proteins essential for life.
As we progress, we will also examine the role of natural selection and artificial selection in shaping the genetic makeup of populations. We will explore how these powerful forces influence the evolution and adaptation of organisms to their environments.
Moreover, we will delve into the exciting field of genetic engineering, where we will explore the cutting-edge techniques and applications that enable scientists to manipulate and modify genetic material. We will examine the ethical considerations surrounding genetic engineering, including topics such as cloning, gene cloning, and the creation of transgenic organisms.
By the end of this course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the intricate world of genetics and genetic engineering. You will have the knowledge to appreciate the wonders of DNA, the mechanisms of inheritance, and the profound impact of genetic manipulation.
Join us on this captivating journey to unravel the mysteries of life's blueprint and discover the endless possibilities that lie within the realm of genetics.
10 Online Classes
9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
10 Online Classes
60+ Learning Resources
1 Quiz - Summative Assessment
- Structure of DNA
- Duplication of DNA
- Mendelian genetics
- Genes, alleles, phenotypes and genotypes
- Monohybrid and dihybrid crosses
- Dominant and recessive alleles
- Incomplete dominance
- Sex-linked traits
- Multiple alleles
- Gene expression: transcription and translation
- Diversity and genetic variation
- Role of natural selection and artificial selection
- Genetic engineering
- Ethical considerations of genetic engineering