workshop 2 - Workshop on Microevolution ( Dr. Malancha...

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Workshop on Microevolution ( Dr. Malancha Sarkar) Define the terms- Gene Chromosome Genome DNA Gene pool Allele Allele frequency Species Population Fitness
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What is microevolution? List the five conditions that must be met if a population is to remain in Hardy Weinberg equilibrium. Explain why the Hardy –Weinberg principle is important even though the conditions for equilibrium are rarely met in real life. What is the significance of mutation in terms of evolution? Can you point out the difference between gene flow and genetic drift?
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Cystic Fibrosis(CF ) is the most common disorder in Caucasians where the cells accumulate excess Chloride ions. It is autosomal recessive disorder. It is caused by a mutation in CFTR gene. Only one non defective allele is enough to prevent the person from suffering from this disease. However this mutation is maintained in the population. Why is it that natural selection has not eliminated this defective gene from the human population? Can you guess? A question commonly asked by new biology students is:” if humans descended from apes,
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course PSY 110 taught by Professor Winters during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.

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