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This is a tool that is currently being developed by the working group. In this activity students will be given several interesting protists to research.  Then based on morphological characteristics students will create a hypothesis tree.  Then, students will be given a tree of their organisms based on genetic data.  They will then use Mesquite to map characters onto the tree they are given.

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Tree of Life: Biodiversity

This is a place to contribute resources, tools, and assessments that address the following learning outcomes under the broad theme of biodiversity.

Students are able to:

1. Describe the molecular and structural unity of life

2. Explain the role of endosymbiosis and horizontal gene transfer in the origins of the major lineages.

3. Justify why biodiversity is important to humans.

4. Compare the general characteristics of major lineages in evolutionary history

5. Summarize the role of extinction in shaping patterns of biodiversity

This is part of the Tree of Life working group. Click here to read about our general goals and framework.

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