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Unformatted text preview: population. This will cause a decrease in evolution. This will cause a decrease in the number of genes passed down from generation to generation. . Certain genotypes will become more common over the generations, probably the genotypes that express the most popular phenotypes. An advantage of inbreeding might be that you would know, after a certain amount of generations what genes are present and which are not. a disadvantage would be that if the same genes are passed from generation to generation, they may be more likely to mutate and cause defects. One way people avoid have incestuous relationships is simply by finding someone outside of their family. For animals it is not so easy to tell. It's not like they can ask each other. They may do this by finding a mate that they know to have different parents. I'm not sure how animals would know at all. If the male of a species mates with many different females, how do the offspring know that they do not have the same father?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course BIO 1320 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '10 term at Western New Mexico.
- Spring '10