Mendel’s principles of inheritance

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2000-mendel-s-principles-of-inheritance
Our understanding of how inherited traits are passed between generations comes from principles ...

Role of proteins in the body

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/209-role-of-proteins-in-the-body
Proteins are molecules made of amino acids. They are coded for by our genes and form the basis ...

Meiosis, inheritance and variation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/208-meiosis-inheritance-and-variation
Although we are all unique, there are often obvious similarities within families. Maybe you ...

Genotype and phenotype

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/207-genotype-and-phenotype
We are all unique. Even monozygotic twins, who are genetically identical, always have some ...

DNA profiling

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1980-dna-profiling
DNA profiling is the process where a specific DNA pattern, called a profile, is obtained from a ...

Mendel’s experiments

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1999-mendel-s-experiments
Mendel is known as the father of genetics because of his ground-breaking work on inheritance in ...

Transgenic cows – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/834-transgenic-cows-introduction
Scientists at AgResearch in New Zealand have successfully produced healthy transgenic cows that ...

Classifying and identifying ferns

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1104-classifying-and-identifying-ferns
Scientists currently consider that New Zealand has approximately 230 species of fern in about ...

Modern biotechnology

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1206-modern-biotechnology
The discovery that genes are made up of DNA and can be isolated, copied and manipulated has led ...

What is a fern?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1103-what-is-a-fern
There are ferns in most New Zealanders’ backyards and local environments. Ferns are green ...

DNA, chromosomes and gene expression

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/206-dna-chromosomes-and-gene-expression
We hear about DNA all the time, whether it’s in a news story or the latest crime show on TV ...

Mistakes in DNA

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1328-mistakes-in-dna
Genetic messages are found on the chromosomes, and we can think of them as genetic codes that ...

The genotype/phenotype connection

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/201-the-genotype-phenotype-connection
What role do genes play in development? How does your genotype contribute to your phenotype? Or ...

Techniques used to make transgenic cows

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/857-techniques-used-to-make-transgenic-cows
Scientists producing transgenic cows use a range of techniques including DNA cloning ...

Transgenic cows making modified milk

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/843-transgenic-cows-making-modified-milk
In 2000, AgResearch generated their first transgenic cows. These cows produced modified or ...

Obesity: genetic or environmental?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/203-obesity-genetic-or-environmental
Rachael Taylor is a Research Associate Professor based at the Edgar National Centre for ...

Breeding a new apple cultivar

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/844-breeding-a-new-apple-cultivar
Breeding a new apple cultivar takes a long time and involves many steps. The aim is to produce ...

DNA detective

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/211-dna-detective
In this activity, students learn about the collection and processing of DNA evidence and use ...

Transgenic cows making therapeutic proteins

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/856-transgenic-cows-making-therapeutic-proteins
Scientists at AgResearch have generated transgenic cows that produce therapeutic proteins in ...

What is a plant?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1102-what-is-a-plant
What do you think of when asked to visualise a plant? Is it the feed crop growing in the ...

Uniquely me – key Terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1760-uniquely-me-key-terms
What makes you, you and me, me? Genes or environment? How we look and act is the result of the ...

Future uses of transgenic cows

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/880-future-uses-of-transgenic-cows
AgResearch scientists have generated transgenic cows with biomedical and agricultural ...

Crime scene evidence

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1979-crime-scene-evidence
Forensic scientists collect or process trace evidence such as hair, skin, blood or semen ...

Economic impacts of GM crops

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2180-economic-impacts-of-gm-crops
Can farmers make a profit from growing genetically modified (GM) food crops? Economic modelling ...
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