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  • Three-Point Linkage with Drosophila In this lab students investigate the effects of gene linkage and crossing-over on the inheritance of three traits of Drosophila. They use the data they collect to construct a linkage map of the gene loci. View »
  • Seedling Genetics (Soybean or Tomato) From a study of either soybean seedlings or tomato seedlings, students determine that the color alleles involved exhibit incomplete dominance, that the seedlings are segregating in a ratio of 1 green:2 yellow-green:1 yellow, and that the parent plant was yellow-green and heterozygous. View »
  • Population Genetics and Evolution: Asking the Right Questions AP® Biology: It’s a question of shifting population genetics! Apply the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium model with Wisconsin Fast Plants® and independent student research. See a sample student question sheet from our featured kit’s activities. View »
  • 32 Standards Met with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Engage students and support NGSS with classroom-tested, tried-and-true Wisconsin Fast Plants®. A leading expert on the use of Fast Plants® in education recommends investigations and kits to support K–12 NGSS. View »
  • Investigating a Phenotype In this activity, students investigate a phenotype that is not so conspicuous, and they perform a simple chemical test to reveal the underlying basis of the phenotype. View »
  • Introduction to Phenotypes with Wisconsin Fast Plants® In this lab, students germinate seeds of Wisconsin Fast Plants and examine the plants that grow from them for differences in appearance. This introductory-level activity can be used as a pre-lab to a unit on Mendelian genetics, and assumes that students are familiar with the terms genotype, phenotype, and allele. View »
  • The Effects of Cell Cycle Deviation on Cancer Development Use Hudson Alpha's Newest Kit to demonstrate chance mutations and randomization in resulting in cancer. View »
  • Introductory Genetics with Drosophila Use this LabSheet with a variety of our Drosophila cultures and sets for introductory labs covering monohybrid, dihybrid, and sex-linked crosses. View »
  • Infographic: What's Your Blood Type? Use this exciting infographic as a teaching aid for your classes as your students discover the ABO/Rh blood groups. View »
  • Seedling Genetics (Corn) Students study F2 seedlings to discover how a dwarf phenotype is inherited in corn. They determine that the allele for tall height exhibits complete dominance to the allele for dwarf, that the seedlings are segregating in a ratio of 3 tall to 1 dwarf, and that the parent plant was tall and heterozygous. View »
  • Snakeheads Invade the United States Teach your students about the challenges nonnative species pose by focusing on a current example, the northern snakehead fish. Native to China, Russia, and Korea, this fish has established breeding populations in several states. Find out how this might have happened and what scientists are doing about it. View »
  • Carolina LabSheets™: Seedling Genetics (Sorghum) Students study F2 seedlings to discover how a color phenotype is inherited in sorghum. They can study a cross involving green and albino plants or, alternatively, a cross involving red and green plants. View »