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The long-term change in the genetic makeup of a population.
Hardy-Weinbergy assumptions
1-mating is random
2-the population size is very large
3-there is no migration of individuals into or out of the population
4-there is no mutation
5-there is no natural selection acting upon the gene of interest
allele frequency
the percentage of a particular allele for a gene in a population
gene pool
all of the genetic information distributed among the members of a population
members of the same species
a group of individuals that live together in a specific geographic area and reproduce
Mendelian Genetics
-looks at the genetic makeup of single individuals
-looks at genetic changes that occur in populations over one or two generations
Population Genetics
-The branch of biology that deals with the genetic makeup of populations
-examins the genetic makeup over many generations