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It’s that time of year when we relax and give thanks for our nation, our family, our friends and our HUGE turkeys. Did you know that in the time of the pilgrims, turkeys only weighed up to 6 kg, yet today, male turkeys can weigh a whopping 36 kilos! That’s enormous, and it is all thanks to science and the process of natural selection.
Yet massive size has its drawbacks. Due to their over-bearing bulk, heavy male turkeys are unable to mate which poses a challenge for continuity of the species. That is one of the main reason that all American turkeys are produced by artificial insemination. Certainly not a job for anybody.
Watch this video to learn more.
If you are a high-school biology teacher, there are a ton of fantastic resources out there that can be used to teach the central dogma of molecular biology. Below is a great video that we found which demonstrates protein synthesis in eye-catching animation. Something students will be sure to enjoy.
Dedicated to anyone who has ever been scooped. What a dreadful feeling! Hope this cheers you up.