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Lents, Nathan H.; Cifuentes, Oscar E.; Carpi, Anthony – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
Three approaches to molecular phylogenetics are demonstrated to biology students as they explore molecular data from "Homo sapiens" and four related primates. By analyzing DNA sequences, protein sequences, and chromosomal maps, students are repeatedly challenged to develop hypotheses regarding the ancestry of the five species. Although…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Evolution, Genetics, Science Activities