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ERIC Number: EJ884191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Epigenetic Effects of Diet on Fruit Fly Lifespan: An Investigation to Teach Epigenetics to Biology Students
Billingsley, James; Carlson, Kimberly A.
American Biology Teacher, v72 n4 p231-234 Apr 2010
Do our genes exclusively control us, or are other factors at play? Epigenetics can provide a means for students to use inquiry-based methods to understand a complex biological concept. Students research and design an experiment testing whether dietary supplements affect the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster over multiple generations.
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Language: English
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