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School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals
School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals

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Grateful thanks is made to the pupils and staff of: The Henley College, Oxon; Langtree School, Woodcote, Oxon and The Hill Primary School, Emmer Green, Reading; that trialed the activities in this course.

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Author: Janet Haresnape, The Open University

Some images contained in this course are taken from The Open University course: S182 ‘Studying Mammals’. Course Image and images of animals for the evolutionary tree flash activity taken by Peter Thompson, Region 02, The Open University

The Evolutionary Tree was adapted by Janet Haresnape from a figure from: What is a Mammal? in The New Encyclopedia of Mammals, edited by David MacDonald which forms part of the S182 course ‘Studying Mammals’.

Graphic Evolutionary Tree created by Martin Scott and Linda Hurst.

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Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following:

Haresnape, J., Darwin and evolution: a set of activities based on the evolution of mammals. Accepted for publication in School Science Review, which is a publication of the Association for Science Education (ASE).

DNA Sequences: from Gatesy, J., Hayashi, C., Cronin., M.A. and Arctander, P. (1996) Evidence from milk casein genes that cetaceans are close relatives of hippopotamid actiodactyls. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 13, 954-963.

Peter Thompson

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