HS-LS3-2: 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. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using data to support arguments for the way variation occurs.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.
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- DNA replication
Cause and Effect
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