Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Questions

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Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Questions

Post by jolileia » Fri May 05, 2006 1:19 pm

Hi :)
I am learning about HWE, but I have some problems:
1. what is dominant suboptimal/dominant suboptimal with mutation?
2.What is heterozygous advantage overdominance?underdominance?
3. what can cause the loss of heterozygosity? I think that mutation can happen, but not sure, is there anything else? if there is a loss of heterozygosity in a population, what will happen to the population?
4. What is the fixation of Neutral Allele?
thank you so much for your help.

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Post by rg » Fri May 05, 2006 6:49 pm

hardy weinberg equilibrium cant operate in small populations....so random mating in small populations can lead to speciation or there is a chance of losing heterozygosity.....but remember only in small populations.....

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