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What do allele frequencies show when nonrandom mating occurs in a population?

What do allele frequencies show when nonrandom mating occurs in a population?

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A. Change and heterozygotes will be overrepresented in the population.
B. Remain the same, but heterozygotes will be overrepresented in the population.
C. Change and homozygotes will be overrepresented in the population.
D. Remain the same, but homozygotes will be overrepresented in the population.

This question is part of LRQ 8
Asked by Park, Last updated: Feb 19, 2018

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g.Carol

G.Carol

Answered on Feb 19, 2018

Alleles are basically the individual forms of a gene from your mother and father. You have two strands of DNA. One from your mother and the other from your father. Both have corresponding genes at corresponding lengths along the strands. However, each gene has two information sources, the mother strand and the father strand.

When a population is non-randomly mated, chances are that homozygotes will increase and these will be over represented in the population. This is because, homozygotes will tend to group together and have offspring with a similar gene sequence, with every generation having fewer and fewer heterozygotes.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 22, 2017

Remain the same, but homozygotes will be overrepresented in the population.
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