Unformatted text preview: BGBB BBGB BBBG GGGB GGBG GBGG BGGG GGBB GBGB BGBG GBBG BGGB BBGG 0 1 2 3 4 1/16 2/16 3/16 4/16 5/16 6/16 5 possible events: y number of successes 16 possible outcomes Lab Topic 1 8 2. Poisson Distribution The Poisson distribution expresses the probability of the number of events in a given period of time or sample size, based on a known average frequency. When the average probability (p) of an event is rare (such as a specific mutation) in the sample size (such as a large region of DNA or many DNAs), the Poisson distribution becomes useful. The...
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 Spring '10
 SmithandDarwiche
 Genetics, Normal Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Probability theory, Binomial distribution, Discrete probability distribution, possible outcomes

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