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Question Set: Growth, Development, and Reproduction

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. Mitosis
    1. What is mitosis? Provide a definition using your own words.
    2. What are the products of mitosis?
       
  2. Meiosis
    1. What is meiosis? Provide a definition using your own words.
    2. What are the products of meiosis?
    3. Compare and contrast the processes of mitosis and meiosis.
       
  3. What is an example of mitosis in aquatic plants and algae?
     
  4. How do some algae or aquatic plant species use meiosis?
     
  5. Genetic recombination
    1. Use your own words to define this term.
    2. What is the significance of genetic recombination? What effect does “crossing over” have on a chromosome?
    3. What effect does genetic recombination have on the offspring of an organism?
       
  6. Sexual reproduction
    1. What is sexual reproduction and how is it different from asexual reproduction?
    2. How does sexual reproduction increase genetic variation in a population?
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