Week 12 Guide - As you read Ch. 23, and sections 24.1-2,...

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As you read Ch. 23, and sections 24.1-2, formulate answers to these questions. 1. Define the terms population, species, and gene pool. A population is a localized group of individuals of the same species that can interbreed to produce fertile offspring. A species is a population or group of populations whose members are able to interbreed and produce fertile offspring. A gene pool is the aggregate of all alleles in all loci in all individuals in a population. 2. Explain why meiosis and random fertilization alone will not alter the frequency of alleles or genotypes in a population. The gene pool of the population remains the same because they are interbreeding only within the population. The genotypes will remain the same as well as the frequency of total alleles. 3. List the five conditions that must be met for a population to remain in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. (1) No mutations, (2) Random mating, (3) No natural selection, (4) Extremely large population size, (5) No gene flow. 4.
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Week 12 Guide - As you read Ch. 23, and sections 24.1-2,...

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