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Alternative Inheritance SoftChalk Presentation and Activity

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Material Type: Tutorial
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 05, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 14, 2012
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Submitter : Shelly Bosworth


This is a soft chalk activity that provides brief descriptions and examples of many different forms of alternative (non-mendelian) inheritance, then asks students to match each type of alternative inheritance with an example / case study that represents it. The alternative inheritance types included in the activity are: genetic... More

genetics, pleiotropy, alternative inheritance, uniparental disomy, expressivity, imprinting

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: activity part is flash based and will not work "live" on an ipad, itouch, or iphone though a pdf may be downloaded to complete off-line
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: no
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Shelly Bosworth
1 year ago

Shelly Bosworth (Faculty)

Genetics curriculum places way too much influence on Mendelian inheritance patterns. In the ten + years since the human genome project was completed, we have learned a lot about how the genome is complex and interacts with itself by making non-coding RNA molecules. This tutorial helps students glimpse how much more complicated inheritance and gene expression is beyond punnet squares. Used in my online class and also by my colleague in her in-seat class.

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