7.L.4A.5 Construct scientific arguments using evidence to support claims for how changes in genes (mutations) may have beneficial, harmful, or neutral effects on organisms.
Mutation is a process that changes a DNA sequence. But how does a difference in a gene’s DNA sequence (or genotype) lead to a difference in an observable trait (or phenotype)? Click on the link below to explore some examples.
Explore how mutations in the color of moths can affect their populations. You will be hunting the moths and determine the color genes that are passed on!
Think you have it all figured out? Take the practice quiz below to see what you need to review before the test. Click on the link below to test your knowledge.