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 14


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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Good, but it could improve.
By Julia d. on 13. August 2021 for Phenotypes Affected by Environment and Epistasis – Beyond Gregor Mendel

I liked this lecture and I also like this teacher. I just sometimes find the explanations a little be confusing.

Excellent lectures
By Stephanie W. on 16. July 2021 for Chromosome Theory: Exceptions – Chromosome Theory and Sex Linkage

I'm really enjoying Dr. Cornwall lectures, I love the way she explains things!

Understanding Genetics Course Review
By Prashini G. on 15. July 2021 for Understanding Genetics

Clearly presented talks and material. Very useful for undergraduate students.

Please Choose Lecturers Wisely
By bibi h. on 11. April 2021 for Phenotypes Affected by Environment and Epistasis – Beyond Gregor Mendel

Hello, I love supporting women in science and education, etc. I also will share my honest opinion to improve the educational site. This lecturer, while alright, is not the best you could get for Lecturio students. Her constant glancing over her notes is distracting and she is not very well articulated. Even though she is Ph.D., she has not digested her lecturing materials to the master's level. It is very unfortunate that she lectures on one of the most important subjects within your platform. Why you chose her? For the sake of diversity and involvement? I am sure there are much better and knowledgeable lady lecturers. Did not you see the disengagement and flaw after a couple of her lectures? Was she so cheap?