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AQA GCE Biology
3.2 Unit 2: The Variety of Living Organisms
3.2.1 Living organisms vary and this variation is influenced by genetic and environmental factors
Causes of variation.
Edexcel GCE Biology
Unit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
1.4 Topic 2: Genes and health
Explain how errors in DNA replication can give rise to mutations and explain how cystic fibrosis results from one of a number of possible gene mutations.
OCR GCE Biology
Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment
Module 1: Cellular control and variation
5.1.1 Cellular control
The way that DNA codes for proteins is central to our understanding of how cells and organisms function. The way in which cells control chemical reactions determines the ways in which organisms grow, develop and function.
WJEC GCE Biology
Unit BY5: Environment, Genetics and Evolution
Gene mutation as illustrated by sickle-cell anaemia and chromosome mutation as illustrated by Down’s syndrome. Mutagens and carcinogens. Oncogenes.
5.5 Variation and evolution
Genetic and environmental factors produce variation between individuals.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Biology
Topic 4: Genetics
4.2.4 Explain that non-disjunction can lead to changes in chromosome number, illustrated by reference to Down’s syndrome (trisomy 21)
Topic 10: Genetics
10.3 Polygenic inheritance
10.3.2 Explain that polygenic inheritance can contribute to continuous variation using two examples, one of which must be human skin colour
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