The “What Will They Look Like?” activity has students choose randomly between genetic codes in two diploid individuals (similar to the effects of meiosis), convert each selected code from DNA into RNA, and from RNA into an amino acid sequence. A key is provided to determine which sequence is dominant and what phenotype would result from inheritance of that code.
Important tropics involved:
-Phenotype Relationship to AA sequence (Gene Expression)
-Principal of Dominance
Assignment includes a post-activity review section of Transcription and Translation.