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Short Films(10 min 25 sec) This film describes natural selection and adaptation in populations of rock pocket mice living in the American Southwest.
LessonsAn activity in which students analyze amino acid data and draw conclusions about the evolution of coat color phenotypes in different rock pocket mouse populations.
LessonsIn these activities, students transcribe and translate portions of the rock pocket mouse Mc1r gene to further explore the genetic variations responsible for different coat colors as described in the short film Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation.
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