Content category 1C inside foundational concept 1 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT focuses specifically on the transmission of heritable information from generation to generation. It also covers the processes that increase genetic diversity. It is one of four categories within foundational concept 1 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section.
Overview of Foundational Concept 1, Category 1C
While perhaps not as thorough or comprehensive as other content categories within foundational concept 1, category 1C does cover a fair amount of information. The primary topics focused on in category 1C include:
- Mendelian Concepts
- Meiosis and Other Factors that Affect Genetic Variability
- Analytic Methods
In addition to focusing on the mechanisms used to transmit heritable info from generation to generation, the content in category 1C also looks at the evolutionary processes that generate and act upon genetic variation.
The following illustration provides a preview of the various topics and subtopics you can expect to be covered in category 1C of foundational concept 1:
All information post here should be used as a general guide as you prepare to take the MCAT exam. Questions may vary from test to test, and it’s best to speak with a counselor or pre-med advisor for more information specific to your situation.