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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 333–337.
Published: 01 May 2020
... education. We present a series of student-centered, exploratory activities to help students develop their tree-thinking skills. In these activities, students use complementary phenotypic and molecular data to explore how to build phylogenetic trees and interpret the evolutionary relationships they represent...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 608–612.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., we describe how to collect data from GenBank, insert the data into a text editor, import the data into MEGA, and use the dataset to create phylogenetic trees. Google search for GenBank and click on the result for GenBank Home ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 274–283.
Published: 01 April 2015
... a scientific explanation about evolutionary relationships among living things. Analyzing evolutionary relationships, including those depicted in phylogenetic trees, is a critical skill for high school biology. To do this analysis meaningfully, students need to structure their knowledge of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (9): 642–646.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Research 1994 Zhang, Y. P. & Ryder, 0. A. (1993). Mitochondrial DNA sequence evolution in the Arctoidea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 90(20), 9557-9561. 10.2307/2363194 9557 Building Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequence Data: Investigatin Polar ear ant Panda...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 729–737.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jonathan Dees; Danielle Freiermuth; Jennifer L. Momsen Phylogenetic trees have become an important component of biology education, but their utility in the classroom is compromised by widespread misinterpretations among students. One factor that may contribute to student difficulties is style, as...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 587–599.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Evan Lampert; Jennifer Mook Understanding how to read and interpret phylogenetic trees is an essential skill for biology students. We tested an alternative approach in which students draw trees showing the evolution of familiar nonliving objects, such as cell phones and vehicles, rather than...
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The American Biology Teacher (2004) 66 (8): 560–566.
Published: 01 October 2004
... phylogeny of homi- noid primates, as indicated by DNA-DNA hybridiza- tion. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 20(1), 2-15. Sibley 1 2 20 Journal of Molecular Evolution 1984 H ~ - l 7 7// Building a Phylogenetic Tree of the Human & Ape Superfamily Using DNA-DNA Hybridization Data CAROLINE...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (3): 164–170.
Published: 01 March 2001
... A Universal Phylogenetc Tree Susan Offner HIS paper presents a universal phylogenetic tree (Figure 1) suitable for use in high school and college biology classrooms. It is made possible by whole genome sequencing techniques that have been available since the mid 1990s. While it is likely that many...
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Diagonal (top) and bracket (bottom) <b>phylogenetic</b> <b>trees</b> with identical branc...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 1. Diagonal (top) and bracket (bottom) phylogenetic trees with identical branch patterns. Figure 1. Diagonal (top) and bracket (bottom) phylogenetic trees with identical branch patterns. More
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Accuracy of <b>phylogenetic</b> <b>trees</b> constructed by students ( n  = 85 responses)...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 2. Accuracy of phylogenetic trees constructed by students ( n = 85 responses). Figure 2. Accuracy of phylogenetic trees constructed by students (n = 85 responses). More
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Representative <b>phylogenetic</b> <b>trees</b> of five moths and butterflies (students w...
Published: 01 October 2015
Figure 4 Representative phylogenetic trees of five moths and butterflies (students were not told the identities of species A–E) from the pre-assessment given to Cohort IV (spring 2014). These trees compare ( A ) students in Subgroup A (who had drawn phylogenetic trees of nonliving objects in the More
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 144–151.
Published: 01 February 2018
... level because of their preconceptions regarding distinct fields of biology compounded by the unique structure of phylogenetic trees. To address these two challenges while providing an undergraduate research opportunity, we developed an activity for introductory biology students that integrates molecular...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 380–384.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Andrew V. Z. Brower I offer comments on two recent articles in The American Biology Teacher by Davenport and colleagues addressing the interpretation and construction of phylogenetic trees. The “tree-thinking” literature suggests that students need to acquire a clear understanding of the meaning of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (3): 263–265.
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 (2012) 74 (5): 332–334.
Published: 01 May 2012
... each system. Discussion after each step focuses on viewing classification schemes as hypotheses about the relatedness of organisms and how hypotheses are altered with accumulation of new data. Finally, the connection between phylogenetic trees and the hierarchal system of biological classification is...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (3): 241–247.
Published: 01 March 2016
... phylogeny, students will not be concerned with recovering the correct topology. Character coding is the aim of the exercise. After the character matrix is completed, a phylogenetic tree is drawn and the students interpret the evolution of a single character, starting from the common ancestor, based on the...
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<b>Phylogenetic</b> <b>tree</b> depicting the evolutionary relationships among the animal...
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 More
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Universal <b>phylogenetic</b> <b>tree</b> of life.   Figure 1. Universal <b>phylogenetic</b> tre...
Published: 01 November 2013
Figure 1. Universal phylogenetic tree of life. Figure 1. Universal phylogenetic tree of life. More
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The <b>phylogenetic</b> <b>tree</b> generated by drawgram on PHYLIP.   Figure 8. The phyl...
Published: 01 September 2017
Figure 8. The phylogenetic tree generated by drawgram on PHYLIP. Figure 8. The phylogenetic tree generated by drawgram on PHYLIP. More
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<b>Phylogenetic</b> <b>tree</b> inferred from eight student-generated COI sequences. We p...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 3. Phylogenetic tree inferred from eight student-generated COI sequences. We performed both sequence alignment (ClustalW) and phylogenetic analysis (neighbor-joining method) using the Mega6 software ( Tamura et al., 2013 ). The tree is drawn to scale, with branch lengths corresponding to More