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Lecture 3: "Population Genetics"

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Department
Biology
Course
Biology 3466B
Professor
Yolanda Morbey
Semester
Fall

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Evolution Lecture No. 3: Population Genetics I th Friday, September 14 , 2012 Genetic Diversity Is Rampant: -Genetic diversity is rampant as a result of mutation. -Heterozygosity – the proportion of individuals that are heterozygous at a locus (H = 0-1). -Allozyme – distinct variants of the same enzyme (similar amino acid sequence); thought to reflect neutral genetic variation. Summary: -New alleles arise by point mutations -New alleles form from mutations during mitotic or meiotic events of the germ (reproductive) cell line. -Evolution is the consequence of new alleles that are passed down to offspring. Mechanisms Of Evolution: -Population Genetics – the study of how allel
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