Paul Andersen describes the major mutations found in the living world. He starts with an analogy comparing the information in DNA with the information in a recipe. Changes in the DNA can result in changes to the protein, like changes in the recipe can result in changes in the food. He describes the three major point mutations; substitutions, deletions and insertions. He also describes several chromosomal mutations. Courtesy of bozemanbiology
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Students work collaboratively to analyze various mutations.
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To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
To build a step-by-step description of a sequence for analysis, discussion, or communication using a Sequence Diagram.
Student practice on strands of theoretical DNA to make short protein sequences and recognize the mutation.
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Illustrated mind map for Mutation Types and related concepts.
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