Teaching Gene Regulation Using Corn and Stickleback Fish
This playlist can be used to teach the eukaryotic regulation of gene expression and its role in the development of plants and animals. The topics covered include transcription and regulation of gene expression. The activities include several opportunities for students to interpret and construct models and analyze data.
By completing the resources in this playlist, students will be able to:
- Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA in a regulatory region determines the expression of proteins that further affect the expression of other genes.
- Construct a model showing the regulation of eukaryotic gene expression.
- Construct an explanation based on evidence for how mutations in regulatory regions of a gene affect the phenotype of an organism.
This playlist can be used in AP/IB Biology and undergraduate college courses. Implementing this playlist should take about six to seven 50-minute class periods.