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Activity Description of "Modeling the Mitochondrial DNA "Clock""


Title Modeling the Mitochondrial DNA "Clock"
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Abstract This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of a molecular clock and how the accumulation of mutations reflect the length of time two populations (or two species) have been geographically or reproductively separated from one another.
Author Sandy Bornstein
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Unifying Concept Evidence, models, and explanation
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Understandings about scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Molecular basis of heredity, Biological evolution, Reproduction and heredity
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