How Gene Pool Diversity Affects a Group's Survival Potential


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A heterozygote is

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1. What is the heterozygote advantage?

2. What is the mechanism that selects against a trait if it becomes too common within a population?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on definitions related to gene pools. These questions will provide you with a term. You will need to identify the correct definition in the choices provided. Other questions will operate in the opposite vein: they will provide you with the definition. You will then need to select the correct term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on these topics:

  • Heterozygotes
  • The heterozygote advantage
  • Mechanism that selects against a physical trait if it is too common
  • Genetic diversity

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about genes in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding gene pools and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding genetic diversity

Additional Learning

If interested in learning further about genetic diversity, head on over to the lesson called How Gene Pool Diversity Affects a Group's Survival Potential. The lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Understanding the necessity of genetic diversity
  • Describing the relationship between environmental changes and populations
  • Exploring group survival over a long period of time
  • Detailing frequency-dependent selection