Population Genetics

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Population Genetics

Genetics is a wonderful study which lets us know more about our genetic make-up than the naked eye could ever allow us to. It makes us understand how likely we are to suffer from a life-threatening illness if our parents happened to suffer from the same thing and can also be used in several other ways. Let’s take a closer look at genetics with regards to population, shall we?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If the frequency of the a allele is 0.1, then, if the population is at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the percentage of individuals that are aa should be ______%
  • 2. 
    If the frequency of the a allele is 0.1, then, if the population is at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the percentage of individuals that are Aa should be ______%
  • 3. 
    If the frequency of the a allele is 0.1, then, if the population is at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the percentage of individuals that are AA should be ______%
  • 4. 
    If, in a population at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, 4% of the individuals are aa, then the percentage of AA individual should be ______%
  • 5. 
    Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium assumes that in the population
    • A. 

      No selection is occurring.

    • B. 

      No mutation is occurring

    • C. 

      No migration is occurring

    • D. 

      Mating is random

    • E. 

      The mating population is very large

    • F. 

      All of the above