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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 (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...
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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. In a sense, these common ancestors are hypothetical, since it is difficult...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (7): 432–435.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Susan Offner New phylogenomic tools have made it possible to construct a robust phylogenetic tree of mollusks. This tree can be used to teach important evolutionary principles. Phylogenetic trees are constructed by sophisticated computer programs that look for what are known as “shared derived...