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Unformatted text preview: heterozygotes), mutation will introduce new alleles which will serve to increase heterozygosity. This provides yet another example of a "fight" between opposing evolutionary forces. When the mutation rate is close to the reciprocal of the population size , heterozygostity will be high (i.e., a considerable amount of variation will exist in the population). The "balance" of this equilibrium can be described by an equation for the equilibrium frequency of heterozygotes: H Å Plug in Ne's and u's to determine balance: when Ne = 1/u, H = 0.8; when u>1/Ne then heterozygosity will be higher; when u<1/Ne heterozygosity will be lower....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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