About This Simulation
You will start the lab by identifying an unknown sea creature that was washed ashore in Cambodia in 2013. By sequencing its DNA, you can compare it with other organisms in the sequencing database and construct a phylogenetic tree to depict its relatedness to other organisms. What is this creature? Can you identify it?
Learn how mutations and natural selection result in adaptation. You will identify a mutation in an allele and observe how it’s passed on to subsequent generations, and can increase the genetic diversity of the population. Learn the basics of population genetics and the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.