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Table 1 Basic components, as related to evolution science, found in typical post-secondary biology curricula

From: Integrative cases for teaching evolution

a. Typical post-secondary biochemistry/genetics curriculum b. Typical post-secondary organismal biology curriculum
Intro Cell and Molecular Biology Intro Organismal Biology
DNA RNA Proteins • Chromosomes Genes/alleles genotype: Punnett square
Genetics • Chromosomes Genes/alleles phenotype: genes “for a trait” (these ideas often are not connected)
More detailed discussion of DNA RNA Proteins • biodiversity and ecology
• Regulation of gene expression • Separate treatment of variation and natural selection
Chromosomes Genes/alleles genotype: Punnett square Ecology
Chromosomes Genes/alleles phenotype: genes “for a trait or traits” • Population ecology
Biochemistry • Interrelationship of Organisms (competition, predator–prey, etc.)
• Details of transcription, translation, etc. Evolution
• Protein structure and function Ideally integrates concepts addressed in other courses: molecular genetics, biochemistry, genotype, phenotype, variation and natural selection