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ERIC Number: EJ716616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
An Inquiry-Based Investigation of Modes of Inheritance Using "Flightless" Fruit Flies
Chinnici, Joseph P.; Farland, Andrew M.
American Biology Teacher, v67 n1 p38 Jan 2005
The various strains of flightless fruit flies that were developed at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and an exercise that helps students in determining the inheritance pattern in the fruit fly mutant trait are described. The study and the resulting exercise helped the students in scientifically determining the two important aspects of the inheritance of the mutant trait related to the dominant or recessive trait and whether the inheritance was X-linked or autosomal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia