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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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Dachshunds: Predict the Puppies

Predicting Genetic Outcomes

Categorizing Hair Types in Dogs

Phenotypes: Eight Dog Breeds

Genotype Codes for Dog Hair

Furnishings in Dogs

Genetics of Dog Coats

Determining Hair Length

1. Bichon Frise

2. Border Terrier

3. Havanese

4. Basset Hound

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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