Bio: Which doesn't change frequency of homozygous and HZ individuals in a population?


by moonman239
Tags: allelic frequency, evolution
moonman239
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Apr5-12, 06:46 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Which of the following is not a factor that causes changes in the frequency of homozygous and heterozygous individuals in a population?

a. mutations
b. migration
c. random mating
d. genetic drift
3. The attempt at a solution

I know that mutations is a factor, so cross out a.
I would say that migration is a factor, so cross out b. I am now left with two options: c. & d. This is where it gets confusing.
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moonman239
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#2
Apr6-12, 11:30 PM
P: 300
OK, I know the answer. It's c. Random mating is not a factor, because in random mating males are statistically unbiased in choosing a female - in other words, they do not prefer one female over the other. The same can be said of the females.


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