Population Genetic4 - p q 2 = 1 or p 2 2 pq q 2 = 1...

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Population Genetics Terms Alleles - Variations of a given gene. allelic frequencies - The frequency with which a particular allele appears among the possible alleles in a population. Fitness - The probability that an individual will contribute its genes to the next generation. Genetic drift - Random changes in allelic frequencies due to chance rather than selection. Hardy-Weinberg equation - An equation used to find the allele frequencies in a population at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. For a two allele system, the Hardy-Weinberg equation would be (
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Unformatted text preview: p + q ) 2 = 1 or p 2 +2 pq + q 2 = 1 . Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium - A state in which phenotypic and allelic frequencies remain constant from generation to generation in sexually reproducing populations. Natural Selection - The theory holding that competition exists within species, determining which species live to have offspring and pass their traits on to those offspring. Phenotype - The traits or characteristics an individual displays....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1005 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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