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WA1 BIO 1209 - higher frequency than the recessive allele...

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Trial Number Frequency of Dominant Allele 1 0.87 2 0.84 3 0.8 4 0.86 5 0.9 Mean 0.854 Std 0.037148351 PopG Settings: Pop Size 10,000 Fitness Levels 1 Mutation Rates 0 Migration Rate 0 Freq of Allele A 0.85 Generations to Run 100 Num of Evolving Pop 1 Name: Clint Stillwell Lab Instructor: Adriana Dantin Lab Section: 016 Research Question: Yemen Chameleons are subject to an uncommon skin condition called hypermelanism. The skin condition only shows up in the form of a homozygous recessive allele (aa). In this experiment, we studied the frequency of the dominant allele (A) in order to determine the frequency of the homozygous recessive combination. Null Hypothesis: The null hypothesis was that both the dominant and recessive alleles would show the same frequencies. Alternative Hypothesis: The alternative hypothesis was that the dominant allele would show a
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Unformatted text preview: higher frequency than the recessive allele. Results: In this experiment we measured the frequency of the dominant (A) allele in Yemen Chameleons for skin color through five separate simulations using PopG. The mean for the dominant allele was 85%. The frequency had a slight rise to 90% in the 5 th simulation and a slight drop to 80% in the 3 rd , but overall the data averaged around 85% frequency. The experiment showed a high rate of frequency in the dominant allele and may have shown either higher or lower if we had ran more simulations and had a more accurate mean. The homozygous recessive allele showed to have a significantly lower frequency and therefore the allele for hypermelanism is very low in Yemen Chameleon populations....
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