Inheritance of characters
Inheritance of characters

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Inheritance of characters

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand that genes are the units of inheritance for individual characteristics and also may contribute to susceptibility to certain diseases

  • understand the number of chromosomes that make up the human genome and where they are located within the cell

  • understand something of the immense scale of the human genome project

  • understand how gametes are produced by the process of meiosis and how the full complement of 46 chromosomes is restored at fertilisation

  • understand the role of the X and Y chromosomes in determining sex and how they are inherited.


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