What is a Gene Pool? - Definition & Example


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If everybody in our example population has a phenotype of no freckles, what do we know about the gene pool?

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1. Which is NOT an example of two separate gene pools?

2. Each gene, or locus, can have different versions in a gene pool, for example curly vs. straight hair, freckles vs. no freckles. These different versions are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A gene pool is a collection of all of the genes in a population. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of gene pools. Some things you'll be assessed on include what one can tell about a gene pool based upon phenotypes, what is and is not an example of two separate gene pools, and the term for different versions of genes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Information one can tell about a gene pool based upon phenotypes
  • Identifying what is and is not an example of two separate gene pools
  • The term for different versions of genes
  • What could change the frequency of a gene in a gene pool
  • Event that could remove an allele from the gene pool

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of separate gene pools
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and relevant terminology of gene pools
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on frequency of genes in gene pools and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about gene pools, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Gene Pool? - Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What is a gene pool?
  • Phenotype vs. genotype
  • Can the gene pool change?
  • How many gene pools are there?