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ERIC Number: EJ1044374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Cootie Genetics: Simulating Mendel's Experiments to Understand the Laws of Inheritance
Galloway, Katelyn; Anderson, Nadja
American Biology Teacher, v76 n3 p189-193 Mar 2014
"Cootie Genetics" is a hands-on, inquiry-based activity that enables students to learn the Mendelian laws of inheritance and gain an understanding of genetics principles and terminology. The activity begins with two true-breeding Cooties of the same species that exhibit five observable trait differences. Students observe the retention or loss of traits among first-generation heterozygotes, hypothesize what happened to these traits, and design an experiment to test their hypotheses by mating the first-generation Cooties. With the second generation, Mendel's principles of segregation and independent assortment of alleles are observed; dominant and recessive traits and tools students need to construct Punnett squares are apparent.
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Language: English
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