Genetic drift is an important mechanism in microevolution, but it can be more challenging to understand than other mechanisms (e.g., natural selection). This group project allows students to simulate random changes in allelic frequencies over generational time using a few simple supplies and was well received when included in an introductory biology course at the collegiate level.
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Research Article| December 01 2019
Exploring Genetic Drift via Manual Simulations
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 665–667.
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Keith W. Pecor; Exploring Genetic Drift via Manual Simulations. The American Biology Teacher 1 December 2019; 81 (9): 665–667. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.665
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