Day9_drift Quiz (1)

Day9_drift Quiz (1) - Question 1 of 7 0.5 Points

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Question 1 of 7 0.5 Points Which is NOT an example of how a mutation could be neutral or nearly neutral  (have little or no affect on fitness)? A. It could be a silent mutation, with no affect on amino acid sequence. B. It could be a missense mutation, where the new amino acid has similar chemistry to the original, and protein shape is unaffected. C. The mutation could occur in a gene that is rarely used. D. The mutation could occur in a section of DNA that is never transcribed. E. The mutation could improve the efficiency of the protein produced. Answer Key: E Question 2 of 7 0.5 Points Follow the link http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/simulations/jdk1.0/drift.html to the  Java Genetic Drift applet. (You can also find this applet by using the  BioFundamentals link on Smartsite, and looking on the left hand toolbar under  “Evolution’s Logic”, “Non-Adaptive processes”). • Select a starting allele  frequency of p=0.5 from the first list box (this is the default) • Select a population  size of 10 (default: N = 100) • Select a maximum number of generations of 100 
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course BIS 2A taught by Professor Grossberg during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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Day9_drift Quiz (1) - Question 1 of 7 0.5 Points

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