This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Modeling in Bioinformatics at Lane Community College in October 2004. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Verifying Morphologically Based Finch Taxonomy by Appeal to Sequence Data
 
 
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Authors


Travis Kibota
Clark College


James Hearne
Western Washington University


Ron Swisher
Oregon Institute of Technology

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

General Biology, Evolutionary Biology  

 
 


Brief Overview:

We use mitochondrial DNA sequence data from the Galapagos Finches to test the validity of current taxonomy that is based on morphological, behavioral, and ecological characteristics.  

 
   
 


Attachments


- Verifying_Taxonomy.ppt
- Verifying_Taxonomy.ppt