Ch 49: Analytic Methods in Genetics for the MCAT: Help and Review

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The Analytic Methods in Genetics chapter of this MCAT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master genetic analysis. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of analytic methods in genetics for the MCAT.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how the Hardy-Weinberg equation can be used to examine changes in a population's genetic makeup
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Analytic Methods in Genetics chapter exam.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an analytic methods in genetics unit of a standard science course. Topics covered include:

  • The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Uses of the Hardy-Weinberg equation
  • Genotypic frequency of a population
  • Evolutionary agents altering genotypic frequency
  • Genetic drift and population bottlenecks
  • The founder effect

5 Lessons in Chapter 49: Analytic Methods in Genetics for the MCAT: Help and Review
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Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium I: Overview

1. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium I: Overview

The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation is regularly used to describe genotypic frequency in a population. Learn more on Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium I, the five criteria and it's usage in the genetics of a population.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium II: The Equation

2. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium II: The Equation

The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation helps in analyzing and understanding the gene pool of a population. Learn about this equation, including the variables it represents and where to find these variables, understand alleles and genotypes, and explore the significance of allelic and genotypic frequencies.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium III: Evolutionary Agents

3. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium III: Evolutionary Agents

The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation has been developed to be used to test the evolutionary status of a population. Learn more about evolutionary agents, non-random mating, natural selection, genetic drift, population bottleneck and the founder effect.

Analyzing Genetics With a Testcross

4. Analyzing Genetics With a Testcross

To analyze an organism's genetics with a testcross, one breeds an individual with an unknown genotype with an individual whose genotype is known to see if the offspring have any recessive phenotypes. Learn about a testcross and using a testcross.

Biometry and Statistics

5. Biometry and Statistics

Biometry studies biological phenomena using by analyzing statistics in various ways. Identify examples of biological phenomena and how statistics are used to examine them across fields ranging from agriculture to public health.

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