Evolution is the change in a gene pool of a population through processes like mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift. In this webinar, we will discuss fundamentals of natural selection, speciation and phylogenetic trees. We will also learn how to use the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and apply its equations to large populations.
At a glance
Read and manipulate phylogenetic trees
Differentiate Mendelian and population genetics
Calculate with Hardy-Weinberg equations
Read genetic diversity graphs
Natural selection, individual selection, and group selection
Speciation and what defines a species
Basic concepts behind phylogenetic trees
Mendelian vs. population genetics
Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and assumptions
On the MCAT
Many students believe that because the big ideas of evolution seem simple, it is generally easy to grasp. Additionally, popular sayings like “survival of the fittest” have misconstrued the biological concepts behind evolution. Remember, the test tests science not popular culture!
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