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Genetic Drift

Genetic Drift

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Subject Science
Grade Level Grades 6-12
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003 - Genetic Drift

Paul Andersen describes genetic drift as a mechanism for evolutionary change. A population genetics simulator is used to show the importance of large population size in neutralizing random change. The near extinction of the northern elephant is used as an example of the bottleneck effect. The high incidence of total colorblindness due to a typhoon that hit the small island of Pingelap is also included.

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1 Reviews
Good, but too advanced for middle school.
kflair
February 09, 2014
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