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How Can We Measure Allele Frequencies in Populations?

What are four assumptions of the Hardy–Weinberg law?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The four assumptions of the Hardy-Weinberg law.

Introduction: The Hardy-Weinberg law states that in the absence of other evolutionary influences the frequency of allele and genotypes or genetic variation within a population will remain constant across generations.

Explanation

The Hardy-Weinberg law consists of four main assumptions. These are as follows:

  • • The first assumption is that the population taken into consideration is extremely large.
  • • The second assumption of the law is that the ability of all the genotypes to reproduce is the same.
  • • The Hardy-Weinberg law assumes that the mating in the population occurs randomly...

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