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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 132–138.
Published: 01 February 2018
... qualitative traits, i.e., few or single genes contribute to a (distinct) phenotype (e.g., Stebbins & Allen, 1975 ; Fifield & Fall, 1992 ). Researchers have argued for including more examples of polygenic inheritance, as “there are actually many more polygenic and multifactorial … conditions” ( Tsui...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (6): 379–383.
Published: 01 August 2014
... recommend and promote the identification of high-risk families. Multifactorial conditions were represented in all books across the sample; however, the topics of inheritance, genetic etiology, and gene–environment interactions were observed noticeably less frequently than natural history or features...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 224–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of the gene in the modern genomic era with implications for instruction. Science & Education, 19 , 1–20. Genetics non-Mendelian inheritance polygenic inheritance multifactorial inheritance genetic determinism © 2014 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (9): 643–647.
Published: 01 November 2014
... & Kill a Triceratops for Lunch? .......................2:118-I Cootie Genetics: Simulating Mendel’s Experiments to Understand the Laws of Inheritance .......................3:189-I Guiding Student Inquiry into Eukaryotic Organismal Biology Using the Plasmodial Slime Mold Physarum polycephalum...
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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 (2012) 74 (1): 15–19.
Published: 01 January 2012
... concepts will be highlighted in the numbered paragraphs that follow (which correspond to the numbered questions on the prenatal questionnaire). The scientific information about each of the diseases was obtained from the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) website, which is a current and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (4): 218.
Published: 01 April 2010
... either tall or short. You also have the possibility of ending up somewhere in the middle.”” Confused? Apparently, so was this high school student. How did he develop such a muddled understanding of inheritance? Probably by attending class, reading his textbook, and doing his homework. His confusion...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (9): 655–659.
Published: 01 November 2001
... biology class. The following approach to teaching genetics offers the teacher an interdisciplinary application of standard mathematical process to describe the occurrence and probabilities of inheritable events. Biology and Mathematics are not strangers, but rather partners in research. Leonardo da Vinci...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (9): 700–704.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Computer Animation 2:104A Conceptual Change 6:404A Conservation 2:141 R Cooperative Learning 1 :30A,1 :40H Creationism 4:226E Crickets 1:44H Darwin 1:75R Diffusion 2:104A Digital Camera 2:119H Dihybrid & Multifactorial Crosses 9:655A DNA Fingerprinting 6:437H, 8:596H DNA Sequencing 9:642H Dominance 6:432H...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (3): 154–162.
Published: 01 March 2001
...-linked pattern in some families. This research has been widely criticized on a number of counts, especially the selection of sibling pairs in which an X-linked pattern of inheritance of homosexuality was apparent a priori. Regardless of these criticisms, Hamer's work is now widely recog- nized as...
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The American Biology Teacher (1998) 60 (3): 168–173.
Published: 01 March 1998
... Inherited Disease. 7th ed., pp. 229-257. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. Childs 7 A logic of disease 229 The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease 1994 Cloninger, C.R., Aldolfsson, R. & Svarki, N.M. (1996). Mapping genes for human personality. Nature Genetics, 12(1), 3-4...
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The American Biology Teacher (1989) 51 (5): 264–268.
Published: 01 May 1989
... range and nature of variation in human popu- lations. Such a focus also sets an inappropriate con- text for educating students about the genetic contri- butions to the major killers in the developed world: chronic, multifactorial disorders. Table 1 shows that almost half of all genetic disorders in...
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The American Biology Teacher (1985) 47 (1): 11–15.
Published: 01 January 1985
... Mendelian Genet- ics. A small portion of quantitative genetics known as multifactorial inheritance is also included. The lawful like behavior of phenomena typically dis- cussed in standard undergraduate textbooks are uti- lized. Thus, the GENETICS CONSTRUCTION KIT employs the following phenomena: (1...
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The American Biology Teacher (1989) 51 (4): 203–207.
Published: 01 April 1989
...- edly affected by the environment, causing them to be referred to as multifactorial traits. The assumptions underlying the polygenic model of inheritance include the following (Nagle 1984): * the trait is controlled by many independently as- sorting gene loci. * each gene locus may be represented by an...
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The American Biology Teacher (1983) 45 (7): 371–375.
Published: 01 November 1983
... baldness indicate genetic mechanisms akin to those affecting height and weight, with either several genes or a single gene and modifying genes at work. Their studies excluded X-linked inheritance and autosomal recessive inheritance and favored a multifactorial genetic mechanism with a partially domi- nant...
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The American Biology Teacher (1979) 41 (1): 61–62.
Published: 01 January 1979
... to be learned from science is that information comes in very different size packets, and that the size of a packet gives some predictability of the reliability of our knowledge of it. For example, a summary of the inheritance pattern of wrinkled and smooth pea seeds is qualitatively different from a...
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The American Biology Teacher (1978) 40 (5): 280–284.
Published: 01 May 1978
..., we then asked for the genetic probability that their next child will be a son. Only 59.5% of respondents gave the correct response (50% proba- bility). Two other questions indicated that students fail to apply the concepts of probability to autosomal reces- sive inheritance. Told that for each...
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The American Biology Teacher (1978) 40 (5): 285–308.
Published: 01 May 1978
... the basic genetics items are disappointing, especially considering the amount of atten- tion currently devoted to genetics in modern textbooks. Item 13 on the inheritance of ear lobe types (a charac- teristic probably not inherited according to simple Mendelian principles but treated as autosomal...