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Evolution Core Concepts -- Evidence Supporting Evolution -- Molecular Genetics

View Resource The Cow Diversity Project: introducing undergraduates to molecular population genetics

This is a multi-week laboratory exercise that involves sequencing a pair of mitochondrial genes in cows. Using data from several samples, students calculate diversity (variation within species) and divergence (variation between species). The exercise reinforces principles in molecular genetics (DNA purification, PCR, etc.) and introduces principles in molecular population genetics. We provide...


Publisher: EvoEd Digital Library