The Molecular Evolution of Gene Birth and Death

This is a part of The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
The Molecular Evolution of Gene Birth and Death


An advanced lesson that describes the role of mutations in the birth and death of genes. It includes background information, examples, video clips, and animations.

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NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS3-2, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS.LS1.A, HS.LS3.A, HS.LS3.B, HS.LS4.B, HS.LS4.C
Common Core (2010)
ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1, ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4, ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.7, ELA-Literacy RST.11-12.1, ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7, ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.9
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 2.E.1, 3.A.3, 3.C.1, 3.C.2, 4.A.1, 4.B.1, 4.C.1
IB Biology (2009)
3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 5.4, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, C.1, C.2

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