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Null Hypothesis

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A group of students is using a computer simulation to determine if a population of 100 individuals will experience genetic drift. They set the starting allele frequencies and run the simulation for 50 generations.

They choose to evaluate their results by testing the null hypothesis.

What is the null hypothesis in this scenario?

A

If genetic drift is occurring, then the ending frequencies will be higher than the starting frequencies.

B

The final allele frequencies will be different than the starting frequencies.

C

The final allele frequency of the dominant allele will be higher than the starting frequency of the starting allele.

D

There is no difference in the starting and ending allele frequencies.