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Carolina BioKits®: Albino Corn

Item # 177050

With this hands-on kit students germinate and plant F2 corn seed. Investigating basic principles of inheritance in the resulting population of unique corn seedlings helps students make the connection between dominant and recessive traits. The F2 generation typically segregates in a ratio of 3 green:1 albino, allowing students to see the impact of a lethal mutation. Kit is designed for 30 students working in groups of 3 and includes supplies plus teacher’s manual with reproducible student guide.

Price

$99.95

This item will ship on or about 10/6/16

  • Perfect tool to teach dominance/recessiveness
  • Visible results in just 10 to 14 days
  • Emphasis on data collection and analysis, including a chi-square analysis

How many of your students have seen an albino corn plant? With this kit students get the opportunity to go hands-on, germinating and planting F2 corn seed. By investigating basic principles of inheritance in the resulting population of unique corn seedlings, students make the connection between dominant and recessive traits. The F2 generation typically segregates in a ratio of 3 green to 1 albino, which allows students to see the impact of a lethal mutation. Kit is designed for 30 students working in groups of 3.

 
Components Qty Included?
Hybrid Corn Seed 500 Included
Planting Trays with Lids 10 Included
Potting Mix 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Buckets or Containers, 5 gal 2 Needed, Not included
Scoop for Potting Mix 1 Needed, Not included
Roll of Marking Tape 1 Needed, Not included
Marking Pens 10 Needed, Not included
Scissors (optional) Needed, Not included

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