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Genetics Basics

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'Have you ever wondered why you have the same eye color as your mother or the same hair color as your father? Genetics is the study of heredity or inheritance. Genetics helps to explain how traits are passed from parents to their young. Parents pass traits to their young through gene transmission. Genes are located on chromosomes and consist of DNA. They contain specific instructions for protein synthesis. Genetics Basics ResourcesUnderstanding certain genetic concepts can be difficult for... More
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Material Type: Tutorial
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 08, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 30, 2016
Submitter: Michael Coelho
Keywords: Genetics


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Avatar for alissa gonzalez
3 years ago

alissa gonzalez (Student)

As someone who needs a refresher course on genetics this tutorial is perfect. It is a fast and easy way to go over material as well as teach it very easily. I really enjoy the quiz at the end as it tests your understanding of the material.

Time spent reviewing site: 10

Avatar for Kurt Shults
3 years ago

Kurt Shults (Student)

This is a very straight forward site that is easy to understand and may be a good activity for children at a computer lab

Avatar for Yia Vang
3 years ago

Yia Vang (Student)

Great piece of information on genetic and is a great website to help students learn and refesh after a long time

Avatar for Yia Vang
3 years ago

Yia Vang (Student)

Great piece of information on genetic and is a great website to help students learn and refesh after a long time

Avatar for Christopher Mount
3 years ago

Christopher Mount (Student)

Excellent refresher or beginning introduction into the world of genetics.

Avatar for Kyle Besecker
3 years ago

Kyle Besecker (Student)

Great genetics website to understand the basic principles of genetic, along with how to apply it. I like how there are quizzes to test for understanding.

Avatar for Joseph Rodrigues
3 years ago

Joseph Rodrigues (Student)

This website is great for students who struggle with genetics. Good explanations and having the quiz with answers is great for the students to work out.

Avatar for Leo Espinosa
3 years ago

Leo Espinosa (Student)

This is a great site that can be used to introduce to children as early as elementry.  Monohybrid crosses are easy to understand and to follow.