Biology: The Evolution of populations

Microevolution: The change in the genetic makeup of a population from generation to generation Mendel’s model: the particulate hypothesis of inheritance Quantitative characteristics: characteristics of a population that vary along continuum. Eg. Fur length in mammals Population genetics: study of how populations change genetically over time. Modern synthesis: a comprehensive theory of evolution that integrated…

Mendel and Genetics

Blending theory of inheritance: hereditary trait blend evenly in offspring through mixing of parent’s blood. Mendel studied heritable characteristics called characters; plant color and seed shape. Variation in character= Trait Monohybrid cross between to heterozygous parents (Dr x Dr) F1 generation will yield phenotypic ration of 3:1 (1/4 getting PP or pp, or ½ getting…