Mutations Changes in DNA

What is the function of DNA?

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains all of the genetic instructions for living things.

Genetic instructions for the structure and functions of all cells.

PREDICT

What will result, if the order of nucleotides that make up a DNA are changed?

What will occur if one "A" is removed?

What will occur if one "T" is replaced with a "G"?

Observe

Guiding questions:

  • What is being shown in this clip?
  • Why do you believe the movie producer has decided to place this scene in the movie?

Follow up questions:

  • Please describe what you saw in the clip, include words such as DNA, double helix, and bases.
  • Predict if Peter will change after this incident, if so will this change be beneficial or damaging?

Based on the evidence gathered, does a change in DNA sequence affect the characteristics (i.e. physical traits / phenotypes) of living things? Please support your claim with evidence gathered from the video.

Sickle cell anemia is an example of a mutation.

Cancer is an example of a mutation.

Not all mutations are bad...

Based on the evidence gathered, does a change in DNA sequence affect the characteristics (i.e. physical traits / phenotypes) of living things?

Please support your claim with evidence gathered from the videos and during class discussion . Be specific about what evidence you've gained.

Credits:

Created with images by JaStra - "cornflower flower meadow mutation" • JD Hancock - "2006 Spider-Man Ornament" • redmupfe - "lego figures fig" • isis325 - "rrr sickle cell anemia" • NadineDoerle - "parakeet corrugated bird colors" • rihaij - "winter cat snow" • nic0mar - "chat" • art_inthecity - "Jean-Paul Ganem, Variations, 2014" • ninja gecko - "flower" • RosieLea - "daisy mutant mutated"

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