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ERIC Number: EJ1052903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Blue Tigers, Black Tapirs, & the Pied Raven of the Faroe Islands: Teaching Genetic Drift Using Real-Life Animal Examples
Robischon, Marcel
American Biology Teacher, v77 n2 p108-112 Feb 2015
Genetic drift is a concept of population genetics that is central to understanding evolutionary processes and aspects of conservation biology. It is frequently taught using rather abstract representations. I introduce three real-life zoological examples, based on historical and recent color morphs of tigers, tapirs, and ravens, that can complement classical models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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