Population Genetics - Population Population Genetics Genetics How does a population evolve Outline 1 Key Concepts 2 Individuals Dont evolve

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1 Population Population Genetics Genetics How does a population evolve? Outline Outline 1. Key Concepts 2. Individuals Don’t evolve, Populations Do 3. The Hardy-Weinberg Theorem 4. The Microevolution and Natural Selection 5. Genetic drift 6. Gene flow Key Concepts: Key Concepts: c Individuals of a population have the same number and kinds of genes c In a population, a gene may exist in different forms c Microevolution means that changes have occurred in a population’s allele frequencies c Allele frequencies can change through mutations, gene flow, genetic drift, nonrandom mating, and natural selection
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2 Individuals Don ’t Evolve, t Evolve, Populations Do Populations Do c Population - Is a localized group of individuals that are capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring c Polymorphism - traits come in two or more distinct forms c Gene Pool - pool of genetic resources that, in theory, is shared by all members of the population Polymorphism A Gene Pool
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3 The Hardy The Hardy -Weinberg Theorem Weinberg Theorem c The Hardy-Weinberg Theorem : The frequences of alleles in the gene pool will remain constant unless acted by other agents c This is a theoretical state in which a population is not
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course BIO 49970 taught by Professor Chinnery during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Population Genetics - Population Population Genetics Genetics How does a population evolve Outline 1 Key Concepts 2 Individuals Dont evolve

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