Linked Genes

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Scholars analyze Morgan's fruit fly lab to learn how genes are linked. The instructor shows that the data from a dihybrid cross was not what Morgan expected, and when re-crossed numerous times, the data did not change. Viewers see gene linkage because the data and visuals show that some genes are linked or found on the same chromosome. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The narrator references linked genes or gene linkage in a other videos within the series; show this video first to assist in teaching gene linkage, then show other videos
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes scholars can complete a Punnett square and all vocabulary tied to it
  • Classroom needs a computer, access to the Internet, and a way to project the video
  • Some repetition from other videos, so you might want to preview it to see if you can skip any parts
  • Video 18 in a series of 31

  • Includes a link to a fruit fly lab
  • The narrator uses the linked lab in the video, which is a simulation, so teachers can see what the lab entails

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Common Core