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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 138–146.
Published: 01 March 2021
... molecular evolution. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 genotype phenotype MEGA phylogeny drawing discovery plasticity predators ecology The concepts of genotypes (heritable, nonobservable sets of genes) and phenotypes (expression of genes) comprise the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 161–164.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Regents of the University of California 2021 hierarchical information ranking evolution diversity phylogeny taxonomy animals Concepts in biology are often hierarchical and require students to arrange categories based on size, increasing similarities, order within a pathway, or...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Regents of the University of California 2021 adaptation common ancestry evolution natural selection Next Generation Science Standards phylogeny science curricula science education Evolution by natural selection is of practical importance in medicine, public health, biotechnology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 544–551.
Published: 01 September 2017
... phylogeny systematics evolution characters parsimony Across myriad cultures, the reptilian creatures known as dragons have been iconic symbols of ancient power, wisdom, and even terror. Mythological texts and literature both classical and modern have greatly popularized the dragon and the myths...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 376–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Evolution phylogeny animal kingdom DNA Evolution is the central, unifying theme in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 141–148.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Christopher G. Brown Evolution is a fundamental principle in biology, yet students, teachers, and the public at large all too often misunderstand the way it works. I introduce a hands-on exercise that emphasizes tree-thinking and phylogenies to organize biodiversity. During the activity, students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 587–599.
Published: 01 October 2015
.../journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Student engagement evolution systematics phylogeny Educating high school and undergraduate students in the processes of evolution and confronting their misconceptions is one of the greatest challenges in American science education. Students often enter biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 274–283.
Published: 01 April 2015
... argumentation phylogeny evolution science practices data analysis Evolution continues to be the light that illuminates the study of biology from a “pile of sundry facts” to a richly “satisfying and inspiring science” ( Dobzhansky, 1973 ). Biology teachers often try to address students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 198–204.
Published: 01 March 2015
... http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Tree thinking phylogeny evolution Tree thinking was defined by O’Hara (1997) as a way of understanding taxa not as “independent replicates within a class” but as “interconnected parts of an evolutionary tree.” Evolutionary trees...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (2): 141–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Kathryn M. Flinn In this classroom activity, students build a phylogeny for woody plant species based on the morphology of their twigs. Using any available twigs, students can practice the process of cladistics to test evolutionary hypotheses for real organisms. They identify homologous characters...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (2): 127–131.
Published: 01 February 2014
... resulting cladograms can be compared with a published mammalian phylogeny. The exercise illustrates phylogenetics, the principle of parsimony, and hypothesis testing using morphological data. © 2014 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or...