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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 278–284.
Published: 01 April 2018
...=reprints . 2018 systematics morphology discussion pedagogy active learning Mine and compile the sequence data from GenBank using the accession numbers provided. Choose the FASTA format in GenBank, and copy and paste all the sequences into a text-editing file ( Figure 2 ). Use the...
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...
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 587–599.
Published: 01 October 2015
... beneficial addition to evolution lesson plans. Student engagement evolution systematics phylogeny © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article...
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (2): 100–104.
Published: 01 February 2011
... systematics student engagement Protractors Rulers Laminated leaves for use with the identification key. We maintain at least 10—12 laminated specimens of each. Specimens are laminated following drying and pressing (see below). Specimens may vary, depending on the area; these are the examples we...