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Science 2107 Reading Guide Chapter 23 1. Explain the statement “It is the population, not the individual,that evolves.” 2. Explain how quantitative and discrete characters contribute to variation within  a population. 3. Define a cline. 4. Explain why the majority of point mutations are harmless. 5. Explain why mutation has little quantitative effect on allele frequencies in a  large population. 6. Describe the significance of transposons in the generation of genetic  variability. 7. Explain how sexual recombination generates genetic variability. 8. Define the terms  population species , and  gene pool . 9. Explain why meiosis and random fertilization alone will not alter the  frequency of alleles or genotypes in a population.  10. List the five conditions that must be met for a population to remain in Hardy- Weinberg equilibrium.
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