## What are the 5 requirements for Hardy-Weinberg?

The conditions to maintain the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium are: no mutation, no gene flow, large population size, random mating, and no natural selection. The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium can be disrupted by deviations from any of its five main underlying conditions.

### How do inheritance patterns or allele frequencies change in a population over one generation?

Sometimes, there can be random fluctuations in the numbers of alleles in a population. These changes in relative allele frequency, called genetic drift, can either increase or decrease by chance over time. Genetic drift can result in the loss of rare alleles, and can decrease the size of the gene pool.

#### What does lack of gene flow mean?

When gene flow is blocked by physical barriers, this results in Allopatric speciation or a geographical isolation that does not allow populations of the same species to exchange genetic material. Physical barriers to gene flow are usually, but not always, natural.

What does it mean for an allele to be fixed?

To “fix” an allele means that the allele is present at a frequency of 1.0, so all individuals in the population have the same allele at a locus. Large effective population sizes and an even distribution in allele frequencies tend to decrease the probability that an allele will become fixed (Figure 5).

How do you create a Hardy-Weinberg equation?

Determining the genotype frequencies. The Hardy-Weinberg equation used to determine genotype frequencies is: p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1.

## How do you find allele frequencies?

Allele frequency refers to how common an allele is in a population. It is determined by counting how many times the allele appears in the population then dividing by the total number of copies of the gene.

### Can a population ever be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?

When a population meets all the Hardy-Weinberg conditions, it is said to be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE). Human populations do not meet all the conditions of HWE exactly, and their allele frequencies will change from one generation to the next, so the population evolves.

#### Is genetic drift random?

Genetic drift is a mechanism of evolution. It refers to random fluctuations in the frequencies of alleles from generation to generation due to chance events. Genetic drift can cause traits to be dominant or disappear from a population. The effects of genetic drift are most pronounced in small populations.

How does Hardy-Weinberg calculate allele frequency?

The Hardy-Weinberg equation used to determine genotype frequencies is: p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1. Where ‘p2’ represents the frequency of the homozygous dominant genotype (AA), ‘2pq’ the frequency of the heterozygous genotype (Aa) and ‘q2’ the frequency of the homozygous recessive genotype (aa).

How do you calculate p + q in AP Biology?

You’ll see these two equations on the AP Biology formula sheet: p + q = 1 p 2 + 2 p q + q 2 = 1. Let’s learn how to use them. Hardy-Weinberg looks daunting at first, but it’s not hard to get the hang of! Recall dominant and recessive alleles.

## Is Hardy-Weinberg hard to learn?

Hardy-Weinberg looks daunting at first, but it’s not hard to get the hang of! Recall dominant and recessive alleles. Punnett Squares are used to predict individual genotypes, but the Hardy-Weinberg equations are used to predict genotypes in an entire population.

### Does Hardy Weinberg’s equilibrium change from generation to generation?

Yes the allele frequencies of the original population are expected to change from generation to generation due to hardy weinberg’s equilibrium. How does this compare to a population that has random gamete selection but is small?