Anthropology5_Problem_Set_3 - Anthropology 005 Introduction...

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Anthropology 005 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1. Let’s think about the evolutionary process in genetic terms. Remember that the prerequisites for natural selection are: (1) heritable (2) variation that (3) affects reproduction. A. What are the variants that natural selection is choosing among, and how do they differ at the molecular level? Alleles, and in terms of the A,T, C, G, sequences? B. How is that these variants are transmitted to offspring? They are transmitted through reproduction. Meiosis. C. How do these variants arise in the first place? Variant arise through small beneficial mutations. D. What affect does recombination have on this variation? Recombination leads to greater genetic diversity and more variation. Reshuffles, occur in more genetic size. E. Through what avenue do these variants affect reproduction? I don’t understand this question… But the variants can make someone more sexually
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course ANTH 5 taught by Professor Gaulin during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Anthropology5_Problem_Set_3 - Anthropology 005 Introduction...

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