DE.7. Diversity and Continuity of Living Things
7.1. Reproduction, Heredity and Development
Enduring Understanding: Organisms reproduce, develop, have predictable life cycles, and pass on heritable traits to their offspring.
7.1.F. Chromosomes are found in the nucleus of the cell and contain genes that are made of DNA. Inherited traits of individuals are controlled by genes. (Level: Essential)
7.1.G. Chromosomes can be arranged in pairs (one-half of each pair from each parent). These pairs are approximately the same size and shape, and have similar sequences of genes. Humans have 23 pairs (46) of chromosomes. Other organisms may have different numbers of chromosomes. (Level: Important)
7.1.K. Mendelian genetics can be used to predict genotypes and phenotypes of offspring resulting from sexual reproduction. (Level: Essential)