Unformatted text preview: Why are we learning the Hardy-Weinberg equation? What is its importance in the study of evolution? Discuss some of the main causes of variation. What is natural selection? Describe genetic drift, and contrast bottleneck events with the founder effect. What is an animals’ fitness? What is stabilizing selection? Which phenotypes are at an advantage with this mode of selection? What is directional selection? Which phenotypes are at an advantage with this mode of selection? What is disruptive selection? Which phenotypes are at an advantage with this mode of selection? Describe how a balanced polymorphism in a population can exist. What is the heterozygote advantage? How does it relate to fitness? Describe frequency-dependent selection. What does sexual dimorphism have to do with sexual selection?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course BIO 50050 taught by Professor Batterton during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '09