Isolation of Alleles
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.
Phenotypes- the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
Genotype- the genetic constitution of an individual organism.
Genetic Drift- variation in the relative frequency of different genotypes in a small population, owing to the chance disappearance of particular genes as individuals die or do not reproduce.
This activity will demonstrate the effects of genetic isolation on a small population and how that lead to the evolution of 5 defined biological races. (Caucasoid (White) race. Negroid (Black) race. Capoid (Bushmen/Hottentots) race.
Mongoloid (Oriental/ Amerindian) race. Australoid (Australian Aborigine and Papuan) race.)
DO NOT TASTE THE RAINBOW
Table 1: Population Numbers of Original and Genetic Isolated Populations
Data Analysis: Use the circles below to show the percentage of each color present in each of the populations