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Lecture 17

BIO 100 Lecture 17: Genetic Mutations in our Culture
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Department
Biology
Course
BIO 100
Professor
Bill Rogers
Semester
Fall

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Genetic Mutations in our Culture • Bottleneck continued o Northern Elephant Seals ▪ Population reduced to 30 seals by hunting, now back to 10’s of thousands ▪ Genetically similar, so still good danger of going extinct ▪ Haren Style • One male to a lot of females • Founder effect o Lack of genetic verifiability o Example Amish only reproduce between themselves ▪ like Dwarfism, extra fingers o Example: Ashkenazi Jews ▪ Higher risk of Tay-sacs diseases and Gaucher diseases • Selective Breeding o Corn o Watermelon o Banana o Dog breeds o Artificial Selection ▪ Chickens, human’s choses the ones that will give us the most breast meat • Concerns o Transg
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