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Intro to evolution week 8 notes

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Intro to evolution week 8 notes BZ 220

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Introduction to Evolution
Angeloni, Lisa Maria
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Date Created: 03/28/16
Week 8 Nonrandom mating  Nonrandom mating- when individuals do not pair up randomly with respect the genotype of phenotype o Violates H-W equilibrium o Changes genotype frequencies o Not a mechanism of evolution  Kinds of nonrandom mating o Assortative mating: similar individuals are more likely to mate than expected  Inbreeding-mating among genetic relatives  Phenotypic assertive mating- “likes attract”  More homozygotes o Disassortative mating: dis-similar individuals are more likely to make than expected by chance  Outbreeding: avoid mating with genetic relatives  Phenotypic disassortative mating: “opposite attract”  More heterozygotes o Selfing: an extreme case of inbreeding  More homozygotes  Genotype frequencies changed but allele frequencies didn’t  Identical by descent- when two alleles are identical because both were inherited from a single copy of that allele in a common ancestor  Inbreeding coefficient: a measure of inbreeding o F (always between 0 and 1) o The probability that an individual taken at random from a population will have alleles that are identical by descent o In extreme inbreeding everyone is identical by descent, no heterozygosity  Inbreeding and genotype expectations o f(AA)= p (1-F)+pF o f(Aa)= 2pq(1-F) o f(aa)= q (1-F)+qF F=2 F=1 f(AA) p P f(Aa) 2pq 0 f(aa) q 2 q o Continued inbreeding reduces heterozygosity and F increases o If F is high, heterozygosity is low suggesting there has been lots of inbreeding  Inbreeding plus selection o Inbreeding affects the outcome of selection  An excess # of homozygotes are produced, which might have different fitness from heterozygotes  Recessive deleterious alleles (normally hidden in heterozygotes) can come together in homozygous inbred offspring and be expressed o Sometimes inbred offspring have reduced fitness o Inbreeding depression  Reduction in fitness of inbred individual relative to outbred individual, caused by expression of deleterious recessive alleles in homozygous genotypes  Can depend on 1. Environmental stress- more severe under stressful conditions 2. Stage in life cycle- effects might not show up until later in life 3. Degree of inbreeding 4. How long a population has been inbreeding- long-term may lessen inbreeding depression if selection has already “purged” deleterious alleles o Purging- the removal of deleterious alleles by selection  Overtime reduces the magnitude of inbreeding depression by removing deleterious alleles  A population may no longer experience any negative effects of inbreeding o Avoidance of inbreeding  Mate choice  Genetically controlled self-incompatibility  Dispersal o Phenotypic assortative mating  “likes attract”  If based on underlying genotypic similarity this can also lead to increase in homozygotes for that trait  Conclusions o Changes genotype frequencies  Violates H-W equilibrium  Assortative mating-less heterozygotes  Inbreeding common in small populations- loss of heterozygosity in small populations o Acting alone does not change allele frequencies  Not a mechanism of evolution o Inbreeding plus selection  Reduced fitness  Decrease in frequency of deleterious alleles Conservation genetics  Genetic concerns in conservation o Genetic drift: long-term loss of genetic variation 1. Decreased potential to evolve in response to environmental change 2. Susceptibility to disease o Inbreeding depression: short term fitness reduction 1. Decreased reproduction 2. Mutational meltdown  Genetic drift o Rate of loss genetic variation depends on smallest population size and length of time at smallest population size o Genetic variation declines in small populations o Can reduce ability to respond to environment o Can increase disease susceptibility o Strategy 1: Do nothing  If different alleles lost in different populations so genetic variation is maintains overall and can be reintroduced later  Problem: only works if multiple populations persist o Strategy 2: Introduce alleles from another population  Problem: may destroy local adaptations  Inbreeding depression o Increases homozygosity, exposing deleterious alleles  Short term: decrease in fitness  Long term: Selection may purge o Mutational meltdown  Snowball effect o Conservation  Inbreeding depression seems to be commons and is worse under stress  Inbreeding depression + genetic drift can cause population decline= mutational meltdown o Strategy 1: do nothing  Problem: may not recover o Strategy 2: Introduce unrelated individuals  Problem: if populations is already purging, this may add extra deleterious alleles which would create more inbreeding depression  Minimum population sizes to avoid negative genetic effects o 50- prevent inbreeding depression o 500- maintains genetic variation (as drift decreases it) o 5000- maintain genetic variation (as drift and selection decrease it)


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