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Complex Traits

Complex Traits

In a series of six activities, students use the domestic dog as a model to learn about genetics, DNA, genetic testing, phenotypes, alleles, SNPs, and mutations related to desirable and/or harmful effects in certain dog breeds.

This slide set is designed for use with activities found in Complex Traits Guide for Teachers.

While the activities are most appropriate for students in grades 6–8, the lessons may be used with higher grade levels.

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS
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Complex Traits

Dogs — A Model Organism for Modern Genetics

Would You Have This Animal as a Pet?

Is This Animal Suitable as a Pet?

Dogs and Wolves are Separate Species

Characteristics: Wolf vs. Dog

Diagram Based on Genetic Information

The Domestic Dog and Related Species

Examples of the Domestic Dog and Related Canids

Examples of the Domestic Dog and Related Canids (cont.)

Genotyping a Mixed Breed Dog

What Do You See?

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Gene U: Inquiry-based Genomics Learning Experiences for Teachers and Students
Grant Number: 5R25OD011134


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Using Learning Technology to Build Human Capital
Grant Number: 57363