Hardy-Weinberg

D.K. dk at no.email.thankstospam.net
Wed Sep 15 09:08:03 EST 2004


On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 17:35:31 +0100, Tom Anderson <ucgatan at ucl.ac.uk> wrote:

>On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Christopher wrote:
>
>> Perhaps an exceedingly stupid question, but what does it mean if a given
>> trait is found NOT to be in HW equilibrium?

Seems to me someone was not doing a homework. 

>It means you have one (or more) of:
>
>* mutation
>* gene migration
>* genetic drift
>* nonrandom mating
>* natural selection
>
>At least, according to:
>
>http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/H/Hardy_Weinberg.html
>
>:)
>
>I think something that page doesn't address is the possibility that some
>combinations of genes are lethal (although it comes under 'mortality
>selection', i suppose). 

This case is covered by "selection" in the list above. 

DK




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