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The second video in the "Book of Life" series is about change, the effects of variation, the environment and genes, mutation and disease, multifactorial/environment and genetics II, and biotech. >
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Variation - Segment 1 - Effects of Variation

Variation - Segment 2 - Changes

Variation - Segment 3 - Environmental & Genes I

Variation - Segment 4 - Mutation and Disease

Variation - Segment 5 - Genetics II

Variation - Segment 6 - Biotech



Alabama Course of Study

Alabama Course of Study Biology (Grades 9-12)

7.) Apply Mendelís law to determine penotyphic and genotypic probabilities of offspring.
7 a.) Defining important genetic terms, including dihybrid cross,mono-hybrid cross, phenotype, genotype, homozygous, heterozygous, dominant trait, recessive trait, imcomplete dominance, codominance, and allele

8.) Identify the structure and function of DNA, RNA,and protein.
8 b.)
Listing significant contributions of biotechnology to society, including agricultural and medical practices
8 c.) Relating normal patterns of genetic inheritance to genetic variation
8 d.) Relating ways chance, mutagens, and genetic engineering increase diversity
8 e.) Relating genetic disorders and disease to patterns of genetic inheritance

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