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Babaian C , Kumar S
Adventures in Evolution: The Narrative of Tardigrada, Trundlers in Time
Am Biol Teach. 2019 Oct;81(8) :543-552
PMID: 31723303    PMCID: PMC6853629   
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Abstract
A lesson plan on the phylum Tardigrada is presented in a storytelling workbook that introduces the evolutionary concepts of adaptive radiation, speciation, divergence, and "tree-thinking" through narrative, transitional art, contemplative coloring, and data searches, which can be enhanced with microscopy wet labs. Students gain insight into the invertebrate world of the highly adaptable, ubiquitous microorganisms known colloquially as "water bears," generating a microevolutionary and macroevolutionary perspective through a narrative that includes an introduction to the TimeTree database.
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Babaian, Caryn Kumar, Sudhir R01 GM126567/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States Journal Article United States Am Biol Teach. 2019 Oct;81(8):543-552. doi: 10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.543.