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Apple Varieties: Genes, Predicting Traits, & More

Learn about different apple varieties, what features breeders and scientists consider most important, and how both genotype and environmental factors impact these features.

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grade:

9

10

time:

1-2 class periods

active lab time:

30

minutes

objectives:

- Define and give examples of phenotype and genotype
- Explore examples of environmental factors that impact phenotype
- Explain what traits scientists study in apples
- Describe and analyze how different traits make each apple unique

science concepts:

genetics

essential questions:

- How do genes and environmental factors impact apple traits?
- What can scientists predict and plan when it comes to breeding apples?

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