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Boundaries Mason Dixon

Classroom Activity

Boundaries and Isolation

This discussion explores the difference between natural and human-made boundaries and their effect on isolated populations.


Colored Popsicle Sticks

Classroom Activity

Using DNA to Detect Isolated Populations

Use popsicle sticks, M&Ms or other colored tokens to demonstrate how DNA can be used to determine whether populations are isolated from one another.



Charles II of Spain

Classroom Activity

Inbreeding Case Studies Activity Part 2

This activity extends part 1 by reassigning students to new groups to present the case study completed in part 1, and then to complete the remaining case studies. 



Genetic Distance Values

Data Analysis

Extension: Genetic Distance Values

This optional extension for advanced students shows how Dr. Epps' genetic distance data and FST values are translated to the maps in the datasets.




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