Population Genetics

 

Definitions:

            Population

            Evolution

            Gene pool

            Reproductive success

            Evolutionary fitness

            Selection pressure

 

How does natural selections affect genetic and phenotypic variation?

            Stabilizing selection pressure

            Directional selection pressure

            Disruptive selection pressure

 

What does natural selection act on?

 

Natural selection and "progress"

 

Summary of the process of evolution

1.      genes mutate

2.      individuals are selected

3.      populations evolve