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Forces that Alter Allele Frequency

GENES-RB3581

Many factors can alter genotype frequencies in a population. This in turn can change the phenotypic characteristics of the population over time.

Which of the following phenomena can alter allele frequencies in a population?

A

Drift (non-random sampling of parents).

B

Inbreeding (mating of related individuals).

C

Migration (new parents into a population).

D

Mutation (new form(s) of allele).

E

Selection (parent choice and success)