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Population Genetics

Population genetics seeks to understand how and why the frequencies of alleles and genotypes change over time within and between populations. It is the branch of biology that provides the deepest and clearest understanding of how evolutionary change occurs. Population genetics is particularly relevant today in the expanding quest to understand the basis for genetic variation in susceptibility to complex diseases.


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2:44 Population Genetics

4:49 Mendelian Inheritance

8:31 Hardy-Weinberg Punnett Square


Compare Contrast and Debate

Kickoff Debate Background: xx

  • Position A: Honeycutt Science should x
  • Position B: Honeycutt Science should x

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Special Notes and Notices

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Use mathematical and computational thinking.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Stability and Change.

Emphasize HS-LS2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems in different scales.


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