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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 291–300.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of Arabidopsis, making detailed observations of mutant phenotypes, and determining the inheritance of specific traits, thus providing a hands-on component to help teach genetics at the middle and high school level. Figure 3 Punnett square demonstrating the possible outcomes of a genetic cross in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 162–167.
Published: 01 March 2019
... courses, the discussion of genetic identification and stream quality assessment remain separated concepts. However, joining these lectures into a three-part laboratory learning module could bridge this gap and prepare students for a real-world application. During the first week of the proposed activity...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 542–548.
Published: 01 September 2016
... sequence lifelong exposures (i.e., the nurture of an individual). Many believe that nurture has an even greater role than genetics in determining lifelong success, health, and well-being. In contemporary terminology, the cumulative measure of environmental influences and associated biological responses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 127–135.
Published: 01 February 2016
... students organize the wealth of information covered during units on genetics and protein synthesis. Students create a three-dimensional “Design-o-saur” model based on the genetic sequences of parent dinosaurs that they have already transcribed and translated to determine the proteins responsible for the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 140–142.
Published: 01 February 2018
... perceived as daughters inheriting information from their mothers and sons from their fathers ( Lewis & Wood-Robinson, 2000 ; Williams et al., 2012 ). This activity walks students through the genetic “construction” of offspring and the determination of its phenotype for two different traits, blood type...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 272–279.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., general genetics course. This included lengthening the time for the experiment, incorporating new technology for data analyses, and generating new assessments. These changes led to a more collaborative and interactive environment. Students were given the challenge of inducing a phenotypic change within...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 306–310.
Published: 01 May 2014
... or not most human characteristics are inherited as simple Mendelian traits (determined by one gene with a dominant and a recessive allele), problems with the Central Dogma of Biology, misunderstandings about the inheritance of traits such as eye color, the relative importance of genetics versus the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (1): 53–56.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Dorit Eliyahu I present an activity to help students make the connection between meiosis and genetic variation. The students model meiosis in the first phase of the activity, and by that process they produce gametes of a fictitious reptilobird species, “Chromoseratops meiosus.” Later on, they will...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (6): 314–321.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Journal of Infection Control , 38 , 600 – 606 . McMurry L.M. Petrucci R.E. Jr. , & Levy S.B. ( 1980 ). Active efflux of tetracycline encoded by four genetically different tetracycline resistance determinants in Escherichia coli . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (9): 710–712.
Published: 01 November 2013
...S. Randolph May An algorithm has been developed for the rapid determination of single-gene inheritance patterns from genetic pedigrees. Table 1. Condensed pedigree clues, not rules. Autosomal dominant Approximately half of everybody Males and females affected All...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 372–380.
Published: 01 August 2020
... & Clinical Immunology , 14 ( 1 ), 39 . Angulo , M.A. , Butler , M.G. & Cataletto , M.E. ( 2015 ). Prader-Willi syndrome: a review of clinical, genetic, and endocrine findings . Journal of Endocrinological Investigation , 38 , 1249 – 1263 . Balderman , S...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 409–412.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . Ong , B. ( 2010 ). A play of protein synthesis in the classroom . American Biology Teacher , 72 , 564 – 566 . Smith , M.K. & Knight , J.K. ( 2012 ). Using the genetics concept assessment to document persistent conceptual difficulties in undergraduate genetics courses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 403–408.
Published: 01 August 2020
... lures. Scent lure experiments (105 minutes) Use a model based on evidence to illustrate the relationships between systems or between components of a system. (HS-LS1–4) Apply concepts of statistics and probability (including determining function fits to data, slope, intercept, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 381–388.
Published: 01 August 2020
... segregating donations and transfusions of blood. He pled with his “superiors” to pay attention to the biological and scientific facts when determining if whites should accept blood from African Americans. This is a story in which pseudoscience prevailed over the principled stand of a distinguished scientist...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 296–305.
Published: 01 May 2020
...-permissions . 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers DNA levels genetics education visual representations expert-novice continuum Figure 1. The DNA Triangle framework applied to meiosis. The concept of how proper Segregation is achieved links the Molecular and Chromosomal levels...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 279–288.
Published: 01 May 2020
... treat human genetic disease became a very real possibility. The next important research question was to determine if a CRISPR-Cas9 system was present in more complex eukaryotic cells, such as human cells. The quick answer is no. However, Doudna and Jinek were able to artificially introduce a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 315–322.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Wollert CRISPR (also known as CRISPR-Cas9) is a powerful biotechnology tool that gives scientists unprecedented access to the genetic makeup of all living organisms, including humans. It originally evolved as an adaptive immune system in bacteria to defend against viruses. When artificially...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 333–337.
Published: 01 May 2020
... determined, and appreciate that phylogenetic trees are hypotheses that are subject to revision following new discoveries and analyses. This module was designed as a story in which students are applying for an internship at a local college. Stories help capture students' attention and keep them engaged...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 308–314.
Published: 01 May 2020
... instructors avoid this option for fear of the students gaining an unfair advantage in their exam preparations. I assessed student performance on makeup exams in relation to their typical performance on other exams throughout the course, to determine if there was any signal of score improvement or decline on...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2020
... method of DNA barcoding (i.e., the genetic principles that determine the approach). The students learned that DNA barcoding relies on the identification and comparison of a species-specific gene, the so-called DNA barcode. They learned that DNA barcodes enable the identification of species or larvae that...