Online Research Simulation
Anthropology 130 Online Research Simulation 1
Tarsier Research Project
50 points total
This research simulation will take you through a fictional example of genetic inheritance. The
textbook and lecture slides on heredity, genetics, biological evolution, and population genetics
should have all of the information that you need to successfully complete the assignment. Use
Internet resources as a last resort since that information is less controlled.
Enter your answers into the Research Simulation 1 Answer Sheet Word document and upload it
to Canvas to turn in.
Congratulations! You have been accepted into a prestigious research program. You will be
joining a team of primatologists who have started to conduct research on a population of tarsiers
living on an island in the Philippines. (Tarsiers are
hand-sized primates who share a distant common
ancestor with humans but evolved in their own way to
survive in forests). The researchers believe that tarsier
fur color is strongly influenced by their genes, so they
plan to genetically test tarsiers of different colors to see
what their genotypes are like.
Since you’re the newest member of the research team,
the primatologists have given you the work of