Which of the following is least likely to change the gene pool of a population of chipmunks?
a) A pesticide poisons and kills a large number of chipmunks.
b) A group of chipmunks moves to a new habitat.
c) A number of chipmunks die due to old age.
d) A genetic mutation causes some of the chipmunks to have larger eyes.
I'm not entirely grasping how things affect genetics. Logically I feel that the answer is D. Will someone please help me confirm or deny this?
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I think it would be C.
There is no selection going on in choice C - death due to natural causes would not change the frequency of alleles and therefore the gene pool.
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Its asking about the least likely to change the gene pool.
Oh, right, man. I should read things through a little better. Thank you
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In pea plants, purple flower color, C, is dominant to white flower color, c. The table shows the frequencies of the dominant and recessive alleles in three generations of peas in a garden. Generation 1 has 200 flowers, generation 2 has 400, generation 3 has 400.
Generation p q
1 0.5 0.5
2 0.6 0.4
3 0.7 0.3
Which best describes the number of flowers?
Generation 1 has more white flowers than generation 2.
Generation 3 has more white flowers than generation 2.
Generation 2 has fewer purple flowers than generation 1.
Generation 1 has fewer purple flowers than generation 3.