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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Founder Effect

The founder effect is a form of genetic drift that occurs when a small group in a population splinters off and forms a new one. These founders can strongly affect the new colony's genetic makeup far into the future, since their small gene pool may be unrepresentative of that of the population at large. Down the line, this can result in an increase in recessive traits, even maladaptive ones, like certain genetic diseases. What are some communities that have been impacted by the founder effect? More...
IMcRout
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 3:05:43 AM
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This can be observed in the limited gene pool of Iceland, ...


Thar, is there anything you haven't told us about? Think
Christine
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 9:52:58 AM
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IMcRout wrote:
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This can be observed in the limited gene pool of Iceland, ...


Thar, is there anything you haven't told us about? Think


yes. Thar can type really fast!!
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