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Population Genetics
The study of genetic changes in populations; the science of microevoltuonary changes in populations
Modern Synthesis
A comprheensice theory of evolution emphasizing natural selection, gradulaism, and populations as the fundemental units of evolutionary change; also called Neo-Darwinism
Gene Pool
The total aggregate of genes of a population at any one time.
Hardy-Weinberg Theorem
An axiom maintaining that the sexual shuffling of genes alone cannot alter the overall genetic makeup of a population
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
The condition descriving a nonevolving population (one that is in genetic equilibrium)
A change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation.
Genetic Drift
Changes in the gene pol of a small population due to chance.
Bottleneck Effect
Genetic drift resulting from the reduction of a population, typically by a naturaldisaster, such that the surviving population is no longer genetically representative of the original population