Genetics are an incredibly important aspect of Agriculture. In order to use genetics to our advantage, we must first understand how they are passed from parents to offspring, how they are expressed, and even how the environment can affect them. This project helps students identify the difference between dominant and recessive traits while understanding the possibility of heritance. The project also distinguishes between typical traits, sex linked traits, and environmental effects on traits. Once students have grasped the concept of genetics, they will be asked to use their knowledge to evaluate and select livestock for breeding.
This unit is brought to you by Mary Martineau (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Gayle Nicholls-Ali.