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The American Biology Teacher. 2007; 69124–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452077
Published: 01 January 2007
... Environmental Microbiology 1998 Wackett, L. P. & Hershberger, D.C. (2001). Biocatalysis and Biodegradation. Washington, DC: ASM Press. Wackett Biocatalysis and Biodegradation 2001 U zi 0t 0o z a_ z] MICROBIAL EVOLUTION Is in the Cards: HORIZONTAL GENE TRANSFER in the Classroom JEANNE...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799753–762 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.753
Published: 01 November 2017
... into co-evolution, mutualism, adaptation, and survival. Ecological studies are challenging to implement in K-12 classrooms because they often require multiple organisms (often very different in size) and complex environments that are difficult to replicate accurately (e.g., soil composition...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824241–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.241
Published: 01 April 2020
...Evan Lampert Forests are excellent “outdoor classrooms” for active learning in ecology and evolution; however, in many areas trees have no leaves or visible animal activity for much of the year. Fallen leaves may preserve evidence of interactions such as herbivory and infectious diseases, although...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823162–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.162
Published: 01 March 2020
... microorganisms on paper (pp. 345–346) . In E. Kac (Ed.), Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond (pp. 345 – 346 ). Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Fraser-Liggett, C.M. ( 2005 ). Insights on biology and evolution from microbial genome sequencing . Genome Research , 15 , 1603 – 1610 . Gregory, T.R...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82272–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.72
Published: 01 February 2020
... consistently yields a falsely young radiocarbon “date” of a few thousand to a few tens of thousands of years, despite the fact that it is millions of years old. Science educators need to be aware of the details of these phenomena, to be able to advise students whose acceptance of biological evolution has been...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82137–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.37
Published: 01 January 2020
.... ( 2005 ). Bats are natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses . Science , 310 , 676 – 679 . Metsky, H.C. , Matranga, C.B. , Wohl, S. , Schaffner, S.F. , Freije, C.A. , Winnicki, S.M. , et al. ( 2017 ). Zika virus evolution and spread in the Americas . Nature , 546 , 411 . Morens...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814269–277 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.269
Published: 01 April 2019
.... ( 2010 ). Flower-scent mimicry masks a deadly trap in the carnivorous plant Nepenthes rafflesiana . Journal of Ecology , 98 , 845 – 856 . Ellison, A.M. & Gotelli, N.J. ( 2001 ). Evolutionary ecology of carnivorous plants . Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 16 , 623 – 629 . Foote...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81147–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.47
Published: 01 January 2019
... microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians . Science Advances , 1 ( 3 ). Crittenden, A.N. & Schnorr, S.L. ( 2017 ). Current views on hunter-gatherer nutrition and the evolution of the human diet . American Journal of Physical Anthropology , 162 ( Supplement ), 84 – 109 . David, L.A...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806468 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.468
Published: 01 August 2018
... taught microbiology for over 40 years, I believe it holds up very well. The individual episodes are relatively short (about 25 minutes) and focus on the characteristics of microbes that might be of interest to humans. Topics range from “genetic transfer” and “microbial evolution” to “microbial...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 809676–679 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.9.676
Published: 01 November 2018
..., Microbiologist, a Discovery-Based Course in Microbial Ecology and Molecular Evolution . Washington, DC : ASM Press . Table 1. Expected colonly size and appearance. bacterium NA PEA MAC EMB MSA E. coli medium small dark pink metallic green no growth S. aureus small...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808619–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.619
Published: 01 October 2018
... Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2018 bioinformatics comparative genomics evolution high school motivation strengthen their knowledge of concepts such as genome, chromosomes, genes (structural, operator, repressor, regulator, promoter), start...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804264–269 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.264
Published: 01 April 2018
... Cell Structure and Function first. My own background is in microbial genetics and molecular biology, so these are topics in which I have a particularly strong interest. Other instructors whose interests are in genomics, evolution, or human genetics may have other preferences. Because genetic analysis...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799787–791 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.787
Published: 01 November 2017
..., 1:14-OL A Model of the Use of Evolutionary Trees (MUET) to Inform K-14 Biology Education............................2:83-F Using Natural Selection Concept Inventories in College Biology Classrooms to Improve Teaching and Learning............................2:93-F How Does Evolution...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796501–502 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.501
Published: 01 August 2017
... life was microbial. Today we tend to think of nature as a vast and diverse interactive collection of plants and animals all over the planet. Actually, we share Earth with uncounted numbers of microbes, from the deepest ocean trenches to the clouds in the sky. There are more bacteria in a human gut than...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 794330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.4.330
Published: 01 April 2017
... evolutionary psychology (Ch. 6). Part II, “Evolution in Health and Disease,” examines topics related to evolutionary medicine (Ch. 7), including “Aging and Menopause” (Ch. 8), parasite virulence (Ch. 9), antibiotic resistance (Ch. 10), and microbial forensics (Ch. 11). Part III, “Reshaping Our World,” focuses...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 795375–386 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.375
Published: 01 May 2017
... SE; (B) average number of microbial colony-forming units (CFUs) ± 1 SE; (C) nutritional ratios (microgreens: broccoli) for protein content and eight chemical elements. Statistically significant differences among the growing treatments were examined for biomass yields and number of CFUs using a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 792104–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.104
Published: 01 February 2017
... guest was an evolutionary biologist and ecologist. She videoconferenced with the class and discussed her research on microbial communities. The purpose of her visit was to provide students with a female scientist role model who studies evolution and to showcase that current researchers are working on...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 789785–789 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.9.785
Published: 01 November 2016
... ........................................................... 1:57-I Why Do We Choose Certain Foods?....................... 1:62-I Design-o-saurs: Using Inquiry to Reinforce Aspects of the Relationship between Genotype & Phenotype ......................................................... 2:127-I Picturing Evolution through Geologic Time...
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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
... text editor program: Notepad (Windows PC) or Texteditor (Linux/Mac). References Hall, B.G. ( 2013 ). Building phylogenetic trees from molecular data with MEGA . Molecular Biology and Evolution , 30 , 1229 – 1235 . Nei, M. & Kumar, S. ( 2000 ). Molecular Evolution and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783233–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.233
Published: 01 March 2016
... maculatus , and then develop and test hypotheses related to bean beetle sex. Working with bean beetles is inexpensive and logistically manageable, allowing instructors to scale up to large-enrollment courses. In addition, live organisms engage students in meaningful dialogue related to evolution, sex, and...