Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Allele Frequencies

Here's a discussion of changes in allele frequencies at Wikipedia
Population genetics studies the different "forces" that might lead to changes in the distribution and frequencies of alleles -- in other words, to evolution. Besides selection, these forces include genetic drift, mutation and migration.
In other words, Richard Dawkins' repeated refrain, "Evolution by Natural Selection" isn't current any more, as I'd thought.

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