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Genetics. 2005 May;170(1):5-6. Epub 2005 Mar 21.

Using pool noodles to teach mitosis and meiosis.

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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. john.locke@ualberta.ca

Abstract

Although mitosis and meiosis are fundamental to understanding genetics, students often find them difficult to learn. We suggest using common "pool noodles" as teaching aids to represent chromatids in classroom demonstrations. Students use these noodles to demonstrate the processes of synapsis, segregation, and recombination. Student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

PMID:
15781711
PMCID:
PMC1449698
DOI:
10.1534/genetics.104.032060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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