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Unit 7

Unit 7 is the first unit in our study of genetics. In this unit we will study the advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction. As a part of our discussion on sexual reproduction we will be studying meiosis and how it increases genetic variation within a population.
Schedule:
  • Day 1: 1/3
    • Asexual vs Sexual reproduction
  • Day 2: 1/5
    •  Meiosis and Genetic Variation (HANDOUT)
      • Crossing over
      • Independent assortment
      • Random fertilization
  • Day 3: 1/9
    • Karyotypes and chromosomal abnormalities
      • Nondisjunction
      • Review of vocabulary terms
  • Day 4: 1/11
  • Day 5: 1/18 -- changed due to 3-day weekend
    • Test