Population Genetics and Evolution ¾Go the following website: Then go to the menu on the left side of the screen. ¾Read the information presented on Hardy Weinberg equilibrium and the conditions necessary to stay in H-W equilibrium. ¾Complete this sheet and use to respond to the Lab Bench Quiz. 1.The Hardy-Weinberg equation almost never holds true in “real life” because populations and allele frequencies are always changing. However, it is useful because it provides a _____________________________________________ for studying changes in allelic frequency in a population. 2.Random, non-selective change is what happens in _____________________, or a ___________________________. This is a violation of Hardy-Weinberg assumptions. 3.Effects of random events (genetic drift) are much stronger in a population.
4.When a population mixes gametes eggs and sperm purely on the basis of chance, this is termed ______________________. When individuals CHOOSE which taxon they will mate will based on particular characteristics, this is _____________________________. 5.