Evolution Writeup

Evolution Writeup - In the first simulation, there was no...

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In this lab, we studied the impacts of selection on populations of deer mice by tracing the changes in allele frequencies through three generations under different conditions of selection. To simplify the experiment and make it easier to examine the effects of selection, we focused on the gene that conferred the coat color in deer mice. The dominant allele results in brown fur, and the recessive allele causes pale coat color.
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Unformatted text preview: In the first simulation, there was no selection against pale fur. In the second simulation, there was 50% selection against pale fur, which we reproduced by rolling a die to determine if a recessive offspring would die. In the third simulation, there was 100% selection against pale fur, so all the pale furred offspring died. We then calculated the allele frequencies in each generation and plotted the data for easy comparison....
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