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Evolution Notes: Week Four

by: Jayda Abrams

Evolution Notes: Week Four BIO318

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These notes cover information that will appear on exam one, as well as practice examples and steps for problems with math. Enjoy! Notes by Jayda Abrams
Biology: Evolution and Biodiversity
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Week Four Tuesday 9/20/16 and Thursday 9/22/16 Review: Selfing is nonrandom mating. F= division of the gamete pool into two types. F= Self and 1-F= Outbred Wright F Statistic / F Statistic Inbreeding can be bad for a population because it exposes recessive mutations at a higher rate! Natural Selection Round 2 Selection Coefficient- The measure of strength for natural selection, for or against a specific phenotype or genotype. For this class: Lower S = measure of strength of natural selection against a specific genotype. Fitness of a genotype is given by subtracting S from it.  Most fit = 1  Less fit= 1-S Fitness AA Aa aa 1 1 1-S Works like dominant and recessive. In this example the dominant allele is the most fit but this is not always the case. For incomplete dominance Codominance- A phenotype is half way between 2 dominant traits. Example: Red and White flowers make pink. Fitness AA Aa aa 1 1-hs 1-S H quantifies how incompletely dominant the relationship is. Example: If H = .5 that tells you it is half way between 1 and 1-S. What if H is equal to 1? This creates the equation 1-S and H  0-1. Fixation- When an allele goes to a frequency of one this process is called fixation. Many different environmental forces result from fixation. Example: Selection Loss- Opposite of fixation. Allele frequencies decrease to zero. Population genetics is a huge part of biology and uses math and graphs. What is frequency independent selection? Fitness does not matter to its frequency in the population. PopG Graphs  Selection is better in incomplete dominance.  Random Chance genetic drift- Random change  Black ridged lines on graph= Genetic Drift  Smaller population sites are more likely to deviate from random chance/ genetic drift  Genetic Drift can cause fixation and loss of alleles over time  Larger population take longer for alleles to be lost or fixed  Small populations genetic drift is more important in big populations genetic drift is less important  Always assume genetic drift because there is no pattern. The changes are subtle and the population size can never be infinite. Genetic drift causes differences in all populations  Migration makes populations stick together and the set of populations act as one big population  Genetic drift is the stronger of the two evolutionary forces- Two evolutionary forces are migration and genetic drift.  When multiple evolutionary forces occur pick the strongest one and keep track of the relative strength. Identity by Descent (IBD)- Occurs without inbreeding.  Identity = same allele  By descent = Descent on pedigree from one allele in the past Effective population size (N ) e  E Stands for Effective Wright Fisher Model (WFM)- HWE without an infinitely large population.  WRF= HWE with genetic drift  Example: There are 7 billion humans on this planet, however the WFM is equal to 10,000. F Stat Heterozygosity decreases and will go to zero eventually depending on if inbreeding is on purpose or on accident. Population Structure: How allele frequencies vary across more than one population. FST – modification  Concept that measures the different allele frequencies  Frequency is > 1 because individuals are in different finite size populations Wahlund Effect


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