Genetic Implications of the Gene Pool Video


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The mating of individuals that are closely related in a genetic sense is called:

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1. A __is all of the genes found in all of the individuals of a given population or species.

2. Inbreeding leads to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz/worksheet will assess your knowledge of the different effects the gene pool can have on the outcome of a species.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this genetics quiz, you'll be tested on:

  • Term for the mating of genetically-close related individuals
  • The name for all of the genes found in all of the individuals of a species
  • Consequences of inbreeding
  • Benefits of a large gene pool
  • Comparison of genetic diversity in different populations

Skills Practiced

With this assessment, you'll gauge your proficiency in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can take in information about the genetic implications of a large gene pool and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding to answer questions about the relationship between gene variety and gene pools
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can identify key terms from the lesson, such as the term for the mating of related individuals

Additional Information

For more information about these topics, review the accompanying lesson called Genetic Implications of the Gene Pool. You'll explore:

  • How a billiards game can illustrate genetic diversity
  • Benefits of genetic diversity among a species
  • Factors that affect the success of a species or population
  • Effects of having closely related individuals who mate