Theodor Boveri described the process of meiosis. He also showed that although chromosomes may look similar, they have specific hereditary qualities.
DNAFTB Animation 8: Theodor Boveri presents chromosomes' role in development.
Offspring arise from the union of specialized sex cells â a female egg and a male sperm.
"Fig. 6. The chromosomes of man"
Molecular geneticist Douglas Wallace talks about the way mitochondrial DNA is inherited.
DNAFTB Problem 9: Try your hand at sex determination.
DNAFTB Animation 9: Nettie Stevens and Edmund Wilson explain how biological sex is determined by special chromosomes.
DNAFTB Problem 8: Take a look at human chromosomes.
Mario Capecchi discusses the idea that someday therapies may be created to correct defective genes in egg and sperm cells.
DNAFTB Animation 1: Gregor Mendel explains how traits are inherited.