Review for:University of California, Berkely

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posted: on June 29, 2007 at 12:34PM

My rating of this resource: ****

My experience using this resource:

Topic I was teaching:
gene interaction

My learning goal for which this resource was used:
To help students to see that most traits are actually a combination of multiple genes interacting with one another. I wanted them to understanding the principle of epistasis.

Course Level:
Honors or Advanced, Intro or Regular

How I/my students used the resource:
I created worksheet for students to write genotypes of cats and had them bring in cat photos to work with. Using one web photo of a cat, we used the article to determine the genotype of the example cat. Students then were instructed to determine the genotypes of the cat pictures they brought in.

Value Added:
Provides visualization or animation, Increases data collection & analysis skills, Provides practice or tutorial, Provides additional content, Increases student engagement and motivation

The details are well explained but it is a little too wordy. The illustrations of striping and agouti are helpful.

This particular article is too long and a bit wordy but I like that it is thorough. There are other sites with the same information but I found this one to have the most information.

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