Founder Effect: Example & Definition Video


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Alternative forms of a gene resulting in trait variation are called ______.

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1. Which of the following is an example of the founder effect?

2. Compared to native South Americans, native North Americans would be expected to have _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The founder effect describes the process by which isolated populations develop, and this quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of this concept, the related vocabulary, and its definitive characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Forms of genes
  • Examples of the founder effect
  • Characteristics of developed populations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from related biology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts, such as the founder effect, to examine information about genetics in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as the founder effect
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you possess regarding genetics to better understand the founder effect

Additional Learning

To learn more about the founder effect, review the accompanying lesson titled Founder Effect: Example & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the founder effect
  • Understand what causes the founder effect
  • Describe how populations develop allelic diversity