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5. No mutations are occurring. The population is closed to migration from other populations. The population is inﬁnite in size. All genotypes in the population survive and reproduce equally well. Individuals in the population mate randomly with respect to genotypes. If the conditions of the model are met, the allele frequencies of the population will never change, and the genotype frequencies will stop changing after one generation. In short, under these restrictive conditions, microevolution will not occur (see Focus on Research).
And the application of molecular techniques to the study of evolutionary biology has greatly enhanced our knowledge. 14 Observational Research hypothesis: The genetic instructions coding for proteins are more similar in closely related species than they are in more distantly related species. How Diﬀerences in Amino Acid Sequences among Species Reﬂect Their Evolutionary Relationships prediction: The amino acid sequences for a particular protein will be more similar in closely related species than in more distantly related species.
Populations Often Contain Substantial Genetic Variation How much genetic variation actually exists within populations? 7) to identify biochemical polymorphisms in diverse organisms. This technique separates two or more forms of a given protein if they diﬀer signiﬁcantly in shape, mass, or net electrical charge. The identiﬁcation of a protein polymorphism allows researchers to infer genetic variation at the locus coding for that protein. 6 Experimental Research question: Do observed differences in activity level among house mice have a genetic basis?