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Molecular Genetics of Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice

In these activities, students transcribe and translate portions of the rock pocket mouse Mc1r gene to further explore the genetic variations responsible for different coat colors as described in the short film Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

This activity supports concepts covered in the film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students analyze genetic sequence data and draw conclusions about the evolution of coat-color phenotypes in the rock pocket mouse.

Genetics
Evolution
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College