Artificial Selection: Biology Lab

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What is artificial selection?

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1. The type of selection that favors an extreme phenotype of one trait is called:

2. Why is Brassica rapa a good model organism for genetics studies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Before attempting this quiz, make sure you fully understand what artificial selection is and why it's used. You'll also need to know about other types of selection and have some understanding of lab experiments related to genetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will cover topics such as the following:

  • The definition of 'artificial selection'
  • The type of selection that favors an extreme phenotype of one trait
  • The reason Brassica rapa is used in genetics studies
  • What happened to the standard deviation in the lab simulation
  • Effects of isolation and pollination of plants with a low number of trichomes

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as artificial selection and trichomes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related less on on artificial selection biology lab
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding genetics experiments involving artificial selection and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Get further information about this biology concept by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Artificial Selection: Biology Lab. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast artificial selection and natural selection
  • Define trichomes
  • Review experimental procedure
  • Follow along with a sample lab involving Brassica rapa breeding
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