Part One: Genetics and Reproduction
Female copperhead snakes have the ability to reproduce both sexually and asexually. In your opinion, which method is best for the species in general and why?
In at least 350 words, develop your opinion and include the following:
- Discuss asexual and sexual reproduction in terms of genetic diversity. How is meiosis related to genetic diversity?
- Use one of Gregor Mendel’s ideas to support your opinion.
Part Two: Genetics and Inheritance
Review information on genetic disorders on the National Human Genome Research Institute Site: http://www.genome.gov/.
Choose a genetic disorder that can be inherited from a parent. Write a 525- to 700-word paper on the genetic disorder. Include the following in your paper:
Summarize the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance and how chromosomal abnormalities can lead to genetic disorders.
- Describe the relationship between chromosomes and DNA.
- Identify an example of a genetic disorder and describe the genetic disorder including symptoms, impact on quality of life, and life expectancy. How common is this disorder? Does it run in specific ethnic bloodlines?
Format the paper according to APA guidelines, including citation and at least 2 references per part.