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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.
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Domestic Dogs: More than 190 Breeds

Dog Breed Diagram

Dovekie's Heritage

Mapping a Mutation

Message Codes

Canine Chromosomes

Gene Structure

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

What Causes Long Hair in Dogs?

Understanding Long Hair in Dogs

Changes in Message Codes

Genotypes and Phenotypes

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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