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Agriscience Lesson 12: Creating a Wooly Booger

Agriscience Lesson 12: Creating a Wooly Booger

In this experiment, students will study the genetics of quantitatively inherited traits by examining the concepts behind a selective breeding program designed to encourage certain characteristics.

Two populations of Wisconsin Fast Plants -very hairy and few to no hairs- will help them determine the heritability of the trait and the results of a selective selection. In the first part of the experiment, students will strive to create a population of intermediate hairiness and in the second part, they will strive to create a very hairy plant, the Wooly Booger.

This experiment may be terminated at any generation. However, one may find that the data and seed from the crosses may be carried from year to year as a continuous test for your school.

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Alternate Title A study of the effects of soil type and plant growth on nitrogen leaching
Phenotypic Trait
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Source The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Date Issued 1997
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Date Last Modified 2019-09-18 16:46:47
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