<p> Scientists found from Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel’s work that allele frequencies in a population are not expected to be altered if certain conditions remain present in a population, and that there are also conditions that will allow these alterations in the allele frequencies. This led to our awareness of the basics of the Hardy-Weinberg theorem and the conditions that populations must follow to be in this state of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. <p> Charles Darwin’s hypothesis stated that the traits of the parents are somehow blended in the offspring, yet he lacked the concept of inheritance that could support his hypothesis. Gregor Mendel created a model supporting Darwin’s hypothesis but Mendel’s work was not taken into consideration until half a century after it was conducted. It was not until the early 20 th century that scientists discovered both of their works but Darwin’s theory lacked support of a genetic basis to the more subtle variations, which was the central point to his research. Geneticists soon found that quantities of
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