Modern Genetics

Students breed dragons to learn concepts in modern genetics.

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This initial module from the GENIQUEST project introduces the dragons and the inheritance of their traits, then delves into meiosis and its relationship to inherited traits. Students examine the effects of choosing different gametes on dragon offspring, and learn about genetic recombination by creating recombination events to generate specific offspring from two given parent dragons. Students learn about inbred strains and breed an inbred strain of dragons themselves. Lastly, students investigate a mysterious new dragon trait and use the properties of linkage and inheritance to examine the trait's relationship to other, known dragon traits.

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Subject
Biology

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
High School

License
CC BY 4.0

Copyright
© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Modern Genetics. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2010, September 15.</a>

AIP
Modern Genetics (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 15), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

AJP
Modern Genetics (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 15), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
Modern Genetics. (2010, September 15). Retrieved 2017, April 29, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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This activity requires the Java Runtime Environment version 5 (sometimes referred to as 1.5) or later with Java Webstart. You can download it at java.com.

On OS X 10.9 or newer, you will need to install a launcher application to run this Java activity. If you have not already installed it, please:

  • Download the launcher installer
  • Open the downloaded .dmg file and drag the CCLauncher application to your Applications folder
  • Return to this page and launch the resource

The download for this activity will require 42 MB of disk space.

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GENIQUESTThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's GENIQUEST project.

Grade Level
High School
Subject
Biology
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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