Assignment: Mitosis, Meiosis, and Mutation
All living organisms are composed of cells. Earlier in the course, you explored cell structure and function. This week, you learn about how cells replace themselves and pass on their genetic traits. The cells in your body undergo a type of cell division known as mitosis to replace damaged cells and to enable you to grow. In order to reproduce, human beings and most animals use another type of cell division, meiosis. For this week’s Assignment, you complete a virtual lab in which you explore mitosis and meiosis, then learn about the impact a mutation may have on either of these processes. Next, you examine tissue samples in a virtual biopsy lab and write a lab report based on your analysis.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Download the Biopsy Lab Report.
Complete the Cellular Reproduction: Mitosis, Meiosis, and Mutation Virtual Lab and the Biopsy Lab Report.The virtual biopsy lab samples are located at the end of the Acquired Mutations section of the Virtual Lab.
The following schedule outlines your assignments and due dates for this week’s Assignment.
Due ByAssignmentDay 5Complete the Cellular Reproduction: Mitosis, Meiosis, and Mutation Virtual Lab. Begin to fill out the Biopsy Lab Report as you complete the virtual biopsy within the Virtual Lab.Day 7Complete the Biopsy Lab Report and submit it as your Assignment.
By Day 5
Complete the Cellular Reproduction: Mitosis, Meiosis, and Mutation Virtual Lab. See the Required Resources section for the link to this activity.
By Day 7
Questions about this Assignment? Post the questions in theContact the Instructorarea, so all class members may benefit from the Instructor’s response.
Refer to the Week 3 Assignment Rubric for grading details.
Following the instructions below, submit your Assignment.In order to receive full credit, all assignments are due on time. Should you encounter an unanticipated and uncontrollable life event that may prevent you from meeting an Assignment deadline,contact the Instructor immediately to request an extension.Contact information for your Instructor can be found under the Contact the Instructor area. For a full description of the late policy, please refer to the “Policies on Late Assignments” section of your Syllabus.
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