Genes in Populations
Relative frequency of a particular allele in a population
Measures how common that allele is relative to other alleles that occur at
Values range from 0-1
If an allele does n
Improving Animal Populations
To improve animal populations not individuals
To make long term change use
which individuals become parents
how many offspring they produce
Basic unit of inheritance = gene
Genes consist of a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) sequence at a specific location
on a chromosome
Chromosome one of two long strands of DNA and associated prot
What are two questions animal breeders want to know?
What is the best animal?
Depends on where youre from, everyone has a different opinion.
How do you breed animals so that their descendents will be b
Effect of Selection on Gene and Genotypic Frequencies
Is the process that determines which individuals become parents
How many offspring they produce
How long they remain in the breeding population
Is one of the primary forces available to chang