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5.18: Population Genetics

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allele

One of two or more different versions of the same gene.

allele frequency

How often an allele occurs in a gene pool, relative to the other alleles for that gene.

gene

Unit of DNA that is encoded with the instructions for a single polypeptide.

gene pool

All the alleles/genes of all the individuals of a population.

genotype

Alleles an individual inherits at a particular genetic locus.

macroevolution

Evolutionary change that occurs over geologic time above the level of the species.

microevolution

Evolutionary change that occurs over a relatively short period of time within a population or species.

population genetics

Science focusing on evolution within populations; the area of overlap between evolutionary theory and Mendelian genetics.

population

All the organisms of the same species that live in the same area.

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