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  • Baboon Longevity Under Adversity

    Baboon Longevity Under Adversity

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on how adversity in early life impacts the long-term survival of baboons.

  • Mate Choice in Spiders

    Mate Choice in Spiders

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how males in a species of sexually cannibalistic spiders choose their mates.

  • Cougars and Trees in a Trophic Cascade

    Cougars and Trees in a Trophic Cascade

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the effects of tourism on cougars and cottonwood trees in a national park.

  • Serengeti Wildebeest Population Regulation

    Serengeti Wildebeest Population Regulation

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. In this study, scientists investigated how the eradication of rinderpest disease led to a boom in the wildebeest population.

  • Salt Stress Impacts Photosynthesis in Algae

    Salt Stress Impacts Photosynthesis in Algae

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how salt affects the electron transport chain.

  • Age Structure of Ebola Outbreaks

    Age Structure of Ebola Outbreaks

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated demographic patterns in Ebola outbreaks from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Pelvic Evolution in Sticklebacks

    Pelvic Evolution in Sticklebacks

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that used SNP genotyping to identify the mutations that result in morphological differences in stickleback fish.

  • New Laetoli Footprints and Hominin Body Size

    New Laetoli Footprints and Hominin Body Size

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that used footprints formed millions of years ago to estimate the heights of early human ancestors.

  • Maternal Microbiota Impacts Offspring Immune System

    Maternal Microbiota Impacts Offspring Immune System

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    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study assessing if the microbiota from a mother affects the immune systems of the developing offspring.

  • Role of p53 in the Cell Cycle

    Role of p53 in the Cell Cycle

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the role of p53 in cell cycle regulation.

  • Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

    Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on whether antibiotic resistance genes evolved before or after the introduction of modern-day antibiotics.

  • Vertebrate Declines and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    Vertebrate Declines and the Sixth Mass Extinction

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that measured species population declines on a global scale. These declines may be a part of Earth’s next mass extinction.

  • Predator-Prey Relationship Dynamics

    Predator-Prey Relationship Dynamics

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study about Arctic fox populations and their main prey, lemmings.

  • Microbial Community Response to an Oil Spill

    Microbial Community Response to an Oil Spill

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that monitored the microbial community before, during, and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Using Wolbachia to Suppress Mosquito Fertility

    Using Wolbachia to Suppress Mosquito Fertility

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested whether releasing mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria could reduce mosquito populations..

  • Sleep Clears β-amyloid from the Brain

    Sleep Clears β-amyloid from the Brain

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the biological importance of sleep. In this study, scientists tested whether sleep plays a role in removing harmful substances from the brain.

  • Mimicry in a Diverse Community of Arthropods

    Mimicry in a Diverse Community of Arthropods

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested how effectively mimicry protects arthropods against different types of predators.

  • Snail Fronts and Salt Marsh Die-Offs

    Snail Fronts and Salt Marsh Die-Offs

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated whether periwinkle snails contribute to salt marsh die-offs.

  • Tracking Global Changes in Forest Cover

    Tracking Global Changes in Forest Cover

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated annual global losses in forests over time.

  • Cell Division and Cancer Risk

    Cell Division and Cancer Risk

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how random mutations during cell division can contribute to cancer.

  • Bat Echolocation

    Bat Echolocation

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested how bats use echolocation to adjust their hunting behavior.

  • Dating Corn Domestication Using Carbon Isotopes

    Dating Corn Domestication Using Carbon Isotopes

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on prehistoric human food sources. In this study, scientists used carbon isotopes to determine how the advent of agriculture affected human diets.

  • Patterns of Zoonotic Disease

    Patterns of Zoonotic Disease

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on the global distribution of zoonotic pathogens and their host species.

  • Dead Zones in Coastal Ecosystems

    Dead Zones in Coastal Ecosystems

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on low-oxygen areas in the ocean called dead zones.

  • Thermoregulation in Dinosaurs

    Thermoregulation in Dinosaurs

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that explored how dinosaurs may have regulated their body temperatures.

  • Selective Breeding in Maize

    Selective Breeding in Maize

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from the world’s longest-running controlled artificial selection study, in which scientists tested whether they could use selective breeding to change the protein concentration of maize (corn).

  • Using Genetic Evidence to Identify Ivory Poaching Hotspots

    Using Genetic Evidence to Identify Ivory Poaching Hotspots

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study involving illegal elephant poaching. In this study, scientists used DNA profiling to determine where ivory seized from poachers had originated.

  • Origin of a Gene Mutation Causing Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

    Origin of a Gene Mutation Causing Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study of a family that has a high prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Amylase Copy Number and Diet

    Amylase Copy Number and Diet

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated whether there is a correlation between a population’s diet and copies of a certain gene.

  • Identifying Autism Genes by Tracking Gene Mutations

    Identifying Autism Genes by Tracking Gene Mutations

    Data Points

    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that used SNP genotyping to identify genes involved in autism.

  • Data Points

    Data Points

    Data Points

    BioInteractive’s Data Points are a monthly series that features a graph or figure from a scientific journal article for students to interpret and discuss as a class. The student handout includes the...

  • Effects of Predation on the Niche of Lizards

    Effects of Predation on the Niche of Lizards

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how a new predator affected the behavior of Bahaman anoles.

  • Efficacy of a Treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Efficacy of a Treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested a new treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a cancer of white blood cells.

  • Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

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    This activity analyzes a figure showing the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration from 1958 to 2016.

  • Resistance to Coral Bleaching

    Resistance to Coral Bleaching

    Data Points

    This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study that tested whether corals can become more resistant to bleaching.

  • Genetic Origin of Variation in Human Skin Color

    Genetic Origin of Variation in Human Skin Color

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated a gene involved in determining human skin color.

  • Modeling Ecosystem Effects of Termite Mound Patterns

    Modeling Ecosystem Effects of Termite Mound Patterns

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on how termite mounds can enhance an ecosystem’s resilience to drought.

  • Effects of Natural Selection on Finch Beak Size

    Effects of Natural Selection on Finch Beak Size

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated evolutionary changes in seed-eating finches after a drought.

  • Schooling Behavior of Stickleback Fish from Different Habitats

    Schooling Behavior of Stickleback Fish from Different Habitats

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    This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that tested how individual fish responded to an artificial model of a fish school.

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