X Inactivation

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This animation shows how the random deactivation of one of the X chromosomes in a pair can lead to a mozaicism in the expression genes. 

(Duration: 55 sec)
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Curriculum Connections:

  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 1
  • IB Biology (2016) - 2
  • NGSS (2013) LS - 1
AP Biology (2012-2013)
IB Biology (2016)
3.2, 3.4
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS3-1 (LS3.A)