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Ch 9: Analytic Methods in Genetics

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Review the elements of analytic methods in genetics. Video lessons teach all of the subject matter included in this section in a simple, entertaining, and clear manner. Quizzes help test your comprehension of the material.

Analytic Methods in Genetics - Chapter Summary

Explore the interplay of genetics--phenotypes, zygosity, and alleles--among generations and discover methods of tracing various genes through a population with these analytical tools. Whether you are a seasoned student of genetics or struggling to keep up in your class on Mendel and Darwin, these engaging and informative videos are bound to help you maximize your knowledge and discuss these topics with ease. Concepts that our lessons cover in this chapter include:

  • Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
  • The equation at the root of the Hardy-Weinberg theory
  • Evolutionary agents involved in the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
  • Using a testcross to analyze zygosity and heritability
  • Biometry and statistical methods

Our content is offered through brief video lessons that are easy to digest. Each video contains in-depth instruction by professionals in the field and real-life scenarios for concept application. On top of video lessons and transcripts, we give you the opportunity to take supplementary quizzes that deliver immediate feedback after each lesson as well as a comprehensive exam at the end of the chapter. You can use your quiz results to identify your weaknesses and strengths, returning to those trouble areas of genetic analysis you may have struggled through.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Analytic Methods in Genetics
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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.

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