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Chapter 32

Population Genetics

What is Population Genetics?
A population is composed of members of the same species that simultaneously live and interact in the same area. When individuals in a population…
Hardy-Weinberg Principle
Diploid organisms have two alleles of each gene, one from each parent, in their somatic cells. Therefore, each individual contributes two alleles to…
Mutation, Gene Flow, and Genetic Drift
In a population that is not at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the frequency of alleles changes over time. Therefore, any deviations from the five…
Protocol for Assessing the Relative Effects of Environment and Genetics on Antler and Body Growth for a Long-lived Cervid
Cervid phenotype can be placed into one of two categories: efficiency, which promotes survival over extravagant morphometric growth, and luxury,…
Forward Genetics Screens Using Macrophages to Identify <em>Toxoplasma gondii </em>Genes Important for Resistance to IFN-&#947;-Dependent Cell Autonomous Immunity
Toxoplasma gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis, is an obligate intracellular protozoan pathogen. The parasite invades and replicates within…
Identifying DNA Mutations in Purified Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells
In recent years, it has become apparent that genomic instability is tightly related to many developmental disorders, cancers, and aging. Given that…

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