Transmission of Heritable Information from Generation to Generation

Transmission of Heritable Information from Generation to Generation

by Georgina Cornwall, PhD

This course covers the material of content category 1C of the official MCAT exam content outline.

Individual units of inheritance, or genes, are inherited in different ways. In other words, genes are subject to different patterns of inheritance, seen as the different phenotypic expressions of traits. This feature of inheritance produces genetic diversity and increases the likelihood of survival for a particular generation and the species at large.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the mechanisms and patterns of inheritance observed in the passing down of genetic information from one generation to the next. For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic concepts of college-grade biology and chemistry.

Course Details

  • Videos 47
  • Duration 3:27 h
  • Quiz questions 111
  • Concept Pages 16


Your Educators of course Transmission of Heritable Information from Generation to Generation

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

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The explanation is very concise. I have never understood the mechanism of the sickling RBC in Sickle cell anaemia until today.

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This subject was amazing to learn, and Georgina makes it easy to understand, so I could say that really loved this course, thank you.

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By Carzmo P. on 21. December 2022 for Phenotypes Affected by Environment and Epistasis – Beyond Gregor Mendel

Well structured and comprehensible. Ms Georgina Cornwall makes pleasant pauses between sentences, speaks clearly and explains so that it is easy to follow. The questions afterwards are also very helpful.