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Teaching Non-Mendelian inheritance

Non-Mendelian inheritance

The inheritance of traits is not always as simple as Mendel's rules. Each characteristic Mendel investigated was controlled by one gene that had only two possible alleles, one of which was completely dominant over the other. We now know that inheritance is often more complicated than this.

CK-12 (High School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How is the inheritance of most traits more complicated than Mendel's ideas of inheritance?
STANDARDS:
RST.4 - Key Terms

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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