Population genetics???

Simple explaination on how it is used please?

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  • Sand
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Population genetics is the study of the allele frequency distribution and change under the influence of the four evolutionary forces:

    1.natural selection,

    2. genetic drift,

    3.mutation and

    4.gene flow.

    --->It also takes account of population subdivision and population structure in space.

    --->As such, it attempts to explain such phenomena as adaptation and speciation.

    ---->Population genetics was a vital ingredient in the modern evolutionary synthesis, its primary founders were Sewall Wright, J. B. S. Haldane and R. A. Fisher, who also laid the foundations for the related discipline of quantitative genetics.

    Taken from:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/population_genetics

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/category:population_g...

    DO you need some more specific information. Then just surf through the site I am mentioning below......

    http://www.kursus.kvldk/shares/vetgen/_popgen/gene...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/population_genetics

    PLEASE go to this site.Information is Fantastic

    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/population-genet...

    Wish YOU good luck

    Source(s): Biology teacher,M.Sc Sites mentioned above Some college standard biology text book.
    • Sand's answer reflects perfectly my university bio class material, very accurate and straight to the point...

  • 1 decade ago

    Population genetics is a large subject area and has many applications.

    You need to be a bit more specific in you question.

  • 5 years ago

    Sand's answer reflects perfectly my university bio class material, very accurate and straight to the point...

  • 4 years ago

    yes,need some clarity from your end.

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