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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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about analytic methods in genetics for the MCAT
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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How it works:

  • 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.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Analytic Methods in Genetics chapter exam to be prepared.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

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

In this lesson, we'll examine population genetics in greater detail. We'll also explore notions of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium for large, stable populations. Is the genetic makeup of our flying hamster population changing? The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium can serve as a reference point as we try to answer population genetics questions.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium II: The Equation

2. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium II: The Equation

The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation is represented by a polynomial, so we'll have to do some calculations. Don't be intimidated; a few coin tosses can help us make sense of allelic frequencies in a given gene pool.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium III: Evolutionary Agents

3. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium III: Evolutionary Agents

In this lesson, you'll learn how the Hardy-Weinberg equation relates to different evolutionary agents and population changes. Discover how the equation may be used to discover populations that are not in equilibrium.

Analyzing Genetics With a Testcross

4. Analyzing Genetics With a Testcross

Genetic experiments can get pretty complicated. Sometime you just need a simple, reliable method for testing genetics, and that's where the testcross comes in handy. In this lesson we will look at what this is and how to use it.

Biometry and Statistics

5. Biometry and Statistics

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of biometry and the fields where it can be applied. Explore specific examples of how it may be applied in many of these fields.

Chapter Practice Exam
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