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With spring in the air, many students will soon be focusing on spring vacation adventures, sunshine and the NCAA basketball tournament. This activity combines the popularity of the March Madness basketball pool with a review of the genetics of Drosophila melanogaster, including dominant vs. recessive mutations, chromosome number, sex-linked traits and gene size. Your students will enjoy playing this March Madness-like tournament and learning about Drosophila genetics.

Concepts

  • Genetics
  • Dominant vs. Recessive Traits
  • Chromosomes