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Simulation of Genetic Drift

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1Genetic drift
A)reduces genetic variation in a population.
B)increases genetic variation in a population.
C)has no effect on the genetic variation in a population.
D)causes extinction in a population.
E)makes a population more genetically similar to other populations.



2The effect of genetic drift is much more significant in ________ populations.
A)large
B)small
C)aquatic
D)animal
E)plant



3If the frequency of an allele reaches 1.0, the allele is said to be
A)lost.
B)stable.
C)perfect.
D)fixed.
E)cool!



4Genetic drift refers to the movement of individuals between populations.
A)True
B)False



5Genetic drift is a random process.
A)True
B)False







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