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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 544–551.
Published: 01 September 2017
...” of dragons make the taxa appropriate models for basic phylogenetic analysis in an undergraduate general biology or systematics class. The wyvern, an obviously more primitive, distant cousin of the “true” dragons, is also an appropriate outgroup for these estimations of shared evolutionary history. Separating...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 385–388.
Published: 01 May 2016
... education literature and national standards documents, whose primary goal is to help teachers assist introductory students in evaluating basic evolutionary datasets. In this short response to Brower's critique, we acknowledge that our activities, which address the complex field of systematics, contain...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 587–599.
Published: 01 October 2015
.../journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Cohorts I and II participated in this study by responding to surveys after completing an active-learning-based systematics and diversity module at the start of the second course. Cohort III participated in this study by completing assessments of concept-learning gains before...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (2): 141–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., determine polarity through outgroup comparison, and construct a parsimonious tree based on synapomorphies (shared derived characters). This activity efficiently demonstrates many systematics concepts, including homology, homoplasy (convergence and reversal), polarity, synapomorphy, symplesiomorphy...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (2): 100–104.
Published: 01 February 2011
.... © 2011 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2011 Variation inquiry taxonomy systematics student engagement The general intent of the introductory biology laboratory is to reinforce basic biological concepts while teaching skills that are necessary for conducting science...