Chapter 4 Outline

The Machinery of Inheritance

The Inheritance of Variation

  • Gene mixing by segregation
  • Gene mixing by recombination
  • Gene mixing with asexual inheritance

Mutation: The Ultimate Source of Variation

  • Point mutations
  • Structural mutations

Rates and Effects of Mutations

  • Mutation rates
  • Effects of mutations
  • Germ line mutations and somatic mutations

Is Mutation Random?

Nongenetic Inheritance