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Ecological Genetics Homework- 1 Name:_________ KEY __________________ 1. Consider and name an organism and ecological genetics question you might be interested in. List at least 5 characteristics of an ideal molecular marker for your ecological genetics question. Many possible answers. Answer depends on question you listed (hi, moderate) level of polymorphism Multiple allelic states DNA rather than protein or phenotypic character Codominant marker Marker /primers already identified by previous studies (less expense in development) Ease of use; Easily amplified with PCR. Allows statistical analysis through frequency data Marker data can be comparable across labs and biological systems Not under selection. neutral marker … but depends on your question – maybe in some cases you’d want a marker under selection. Good specificity, sensitivity – depending on question Allows non-invasive methods – no harm to organism 2. What is it called when there are two identical copies of an allele in an individual?
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2010 for the course BIS 104 taught by Professor Scholey during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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