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20 April 2021 How to Build a Super Predator: From Genotype to Phenotype
Caryn Babaian, Sudhir Kumar
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We present a drawing discovery lab that crosscuts multiple disciplines in biology and links concepts in genetics and evolutionary thinking to enhance understanding of the genotype-to-phenotype transformation. These combined concepts are also linked to ecological frameworks in nature through the model of biological plasticity. Students and teachers explore drawing skills to flesh out the future of a predator while engaging with the computational software MEGA, which introduces students and teachers to nucleotide changes, mutations, variation, phylogenetics, and molecular evolution.

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Caryn Babaian and Sudhir Kumar "How to Build a Super Predator: From Genotype to Phenotype," The American Biology Teacher 83(3), 138-146, (20 April 2021). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2021.83.3.138
Published: 20 April 2021
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