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10.3 Polygenic inheritance [AHL: 1h]
SYLLABUS OVERVIEWMEN
10.3.1 Define polygenic inheritance.   NINA JABLONSKI TED TALK ON SKIN

10.3.2 Explain that polygenic inheritance can contribute to continuous variation using two examples, one of which must be human skin colour.

Aim 8: This is one of the most obvious opportunities to develop the theme of parity of esteem for all humans. The selective advantage of dark skin to protect against ultraviolet light and light skin to allow vitamin D production could be mentioned. The correlation between skin colour and intensity of sunlight is clear, though the selective advantages of particular skin colours can now be overcome by the use of sun-block creams and vitamin D supplements.
EYE COLOR INHERITENCE AS EXPLAINED IN “ASK A GENETECIST”
AT THE STANFORD TECH MUSEUM