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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
...Erin L. McCullough; Lauren Verdeflor; Alaina Weinsztok; Jason R. Wiles; Steve Dorus Evolution explains both the unity and the diversity of all organisms, and developing students' ability to represent and communicate evolutionary relationships is an important component of a complete biology...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2000; 629658–663 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451006
Published: 01 November 2000
... of the Ouchterlony Method for Determining Evolutionary Relationships Mary Culp The purpose of this experiment is to illustrate how antigen-antibody interactions can be applied to the study of evolution. Antigens are substances that stimulate an immune response from the body. There are two general...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 2. Phylogenetic tree depicting the evolutionary relationships among the animals used in the “Application” section of the module. The relative branching pattern was established using the online phylogenetic software Phylogeny.fr , based on the DNA sequences for the hemoglobin alpha protein
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The American Biology Teacher. 1979; 41150–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4446455
Published: 01 January 1979
... highly successful with this method and have found the students gain a better understanding of these difficult skeletal areas, as well as experiencing less frustration when working with these bones. Evolutionary Relationships Based on Cellular Structure Lon J. Van Winkle The University of Michigan...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774274–283 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.7
Published: 01 April 2015
...KD Davenport; Kirstin Jane Milks; Rebecca Van Tassell Analyzing evolutionary relationships requires that students have a thorough understanding of evidence and of how scientists use evidence to develop these relationships. In this lesson sequence, students work in groups to process many different...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2007; 694229–237 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452143
Published: 01 April 2007
... with modifica- tion" (Darwin, 1859) and investigate the process of determining the evolutionary relationships between organisms. Yet, without such understanding, an introductory exploration of the "Tree of Life" (Maddison, 2004) with high school students or undergradu- ates can be a rough journey...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2000; 62123–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450822
Published: 01 January 2000
... study was designed to fill in the "blind spot" recognized by Shulman with respect to evolutionary theory and public high school biology teachers. Spe- cifically, the objective of the study was to establish the current status of, and explore the relationships among, the variables of teacher acceptance of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81132–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.32
Published: 01 January 2019
... tree building by using databases, servers, and computer programs that are freely available to all high school and undergraduate students and their instructors. Providing students with a guided framework for exploring their own questions with respect to the evolutionary relationships of ranaviruses can...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783263–265 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.263
Published: 01 March 2016
...Susan Offner A simple phylogenetic tree of the great apes provides many important teaching opportunities, both in the general skill of reading phylogenetic trees and in using them to explore evolutionary relationships. © 2016 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782141–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.141
Published: 01 February 2016
... observe and investigate the patterns and processes of macroevolution by first building unique specimens through gradual, stepwise changes in characters. They then switch specimens with another group and, by observing shared characters, hypothesize the evolutionary relationships of the specimens by drawing...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782101–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.101
Published: 01 February 2016
... within teaching standards. We review three instruments that can help education researchers and educators undertake this paradigm shift. The instruments assess how biology undergraduates understand three evolutionary processes other than natural selection: genetic drift, dominance relationships among...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 1. Alien species used in the “Diagnostic Assessment” section of the module. Students are asked to group species on the basis of shared characteristics to infer their evolutionary relationships.
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 787608–612 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.7.608
Published: 01 September 2016
... interpret evolutionary relationships among species. Why was the rbcL gene used? Which organelle does the rbcL gene originate from? What function does the protein product of the rbcL gene have in the plant? Internet access to use the GenBank data base and to download MEGA. A...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814287–290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.287
Published: 01 April 2019
...Michael E. Van Nuland; Miranda Chen; Benjamin J. England Interactions are at the core of many ecological and evolutionary forces in nature. Plant–soil interactions provide a rich example of the interconnectedness of living systems, but they are hidden from everyday view and overshadowed in the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813146–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.146
Published: 01 March 2019
... formation of evolutionary hypotheses. They can be the basis of particularly fruitful and rewarding learning experiences. Gleditsia triacanthos , the honey locust, is a commonly planted ornamental tree. It exhibits striking structures of defense against – and fruit that point to a mutualism with – large...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81279–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.79
Published: 01 February 2019
... central concepts of evolutionary biology and their relationships to one another in an organized, relevant knowledge structure. This article is not an educational experiment or a replacement for a textbook. It is an educational tool for teachers and learners, to be used as an introductory road map to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80153–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.53
Published: 01 January 2018
... relationship at all. References Engen, S. , & Saether, B. ( 2016 ). r- and K-selection in fluctuating populations is determined by the evolutionary trade-off between two fitness measures: Growth rate and lifetime reproductive success . Evolution , 71 , 167 – 173 . Partridge, L...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797544–551 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.544
Published: 01 September 2017
... systematics depends largely on the choice of characters and character states, both primitive (plesiomorphies) and derived (apomorphies), to determine the evolutionary relationships among taxa. These characters have been traditionally morphological, but the use of molecular characters is of course well...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 778624–627 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.8.10
Published: 01 October 2015
... patterns and relationships in nature will be revealed to us. Objective (1) Analyze data for the best images of each “type” of organism. (2) Construct a phylogenetic tree (i.e., an evolutionary hypothesis) based on the similarities and differences of types. (3) Represent this as a captioned figure in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774250–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.4
Published: 01 April 2015
... temperatures (ACC) and that evolutionary mechanisms have led to the biodiversity of life on Earth (evolution). However, there is much debate in the public discourse about the scientific evidence supporting these topics. The purpose of our study was to explore the relationship between a student’s need for...