Modeling the Regulatory Switches of the Pitx1 Gene in Stickleback Fish

This is a part of The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies
Modeling the Regulatory Switches of the Pitx1 Gene in Stickleback Fish

Summary

This hands-on activity supports concepts covered in the film Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies about the evolution of stickleback fish. Students interpret molecular diagrams and build physical models of eukaryotic gene regulation.

TEACH TIME: 
Two 50-minute class periods.
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Curriculum Connections:

IB Biology (2016)
2.7, 3.1, 5.2, 7.2