Unformatted text preview: evolution. 1a. Understand that mutations are random and not goal directed. 1b. Understand how gene flow increases genetic similarity of different populations. 1c. Explain the impacts of genetic drift in small populations. 1d. Explain nonrandom mating. 1e. Understand that all genotypes are not equally beneficial. 2. Explain how natural selection works. 1. Understand the concept of differential reproductive success. 2. Describe biotic and abiotic agents of natural selection. 3. Explain sexual selection. 4. Define and recognize examples of the 3 patterns of evolutionary change that are the result of natural selection and sexual selection. 5. Explain how the prevalence of the sickle cell anemia allele in certain parts of Africa is an example of balanced polymorphism....
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