Inheritance and Variation
Inheritable Genetic Variation
Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.
Variation and Distribution of Traits
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.
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