Pre-Lab Questions Assumptions:  There are approximately...

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Lab 8 Population Genetics BIO101L Student Name: Gavin Michel Access Code (located on the lid of your lab kit): Click here to enter text. Pre-Lab Questions Assumptions: There are approximately 3,000,000,000 base pairs in the mammalian genome (genes constitute only a portion of this total). There are approximately 10,000 genes in the mammalian genome. A single gene averages 10,000 base pairs in size. Only 1 out of 3 mutations that occur in a gene result in a change to the protein structure. In the mammalian genome: 1. How many total base-pairs are in all the mammalian genes?
2. What proportion (%) of the total genome does this represent?
3. What is the probability that a random mutation will occur in any given gene?
4. What is the probability that a random mutation will change the structure of a protein?
Note : In the following experiments on gene pool, gene frequency, and genetic diversity; assume there are four alleles for color and that they are all homologous. Experiment 1: Genetic Variation Post-Lab Questions 1. Beaker #1 Population Composition # of Individuals % of Population Red Beads Blue Beads Total Red Beads Blue Beads Total 31 19 50 71 29 100 2. Beaker #2 Population Composition # of Individuals % of Population Yellow Beads Green Beads Total Yellow Beads Green Beads Total 13 7 20 65 35 100 3. What can you say about the genetic variation between these populations?
Lab 8 Population Genetics BIO101L

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