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2/10/2017 Module 7: Ants and Selection

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Visithttp://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_12/BL_12.html (http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_12/BL_12.html)

andfollowtheAntsandSelectioninDifferentEnvironmentsinstructions (.doc ).

Onceyouhavecompletedalltherequiredsimulations,writeupthisexperimentinthefollowingformatbyansweringthefollowingquestions.Please
writeinfullsentences/paragraphs,althoughyoumayusecharts/tableswhereappropriate.

Introduction:

Inthissimulation,howmanygenesareaffectingsurvival?Howmanyallelesarethere?Whatarethepossiblegenotypesanantcouldhave,and
whatarethecorrespondingphenotypesforeachgenotype?[NOTE:Thesidebartextonthewebpagesaysthatoneofthephenotypesisa
differentcolorthanitactuallyappearsinthesimulation.PleaselistthecoloryouactuallySEEthiswillbeimportantlater.]
Insettingupeachpopulation,youpickedthestartingfrequenciesforAandasimultaneously.
ExplainwhyyoucantpickfrequenciesindependentlyforAanda(forexample,whyyoucouldntsetAtofrequency=0.5andatofrequency
=0.2).
ExplainwhyonceyousetthefrequencyforAanda,youcantalsosetthefrequencyforAa.

Hypotheses:

Foreachofthetwoenvironmentsyouselected,whichgenotype(s)/phenotype(s)didyoupredictwoulddothebest?Whichwoulddotheworst?
Explainwhyyoumadethesepredictionsthewayyoudid.

Results:

WhatwereyouralleleandgenotypefrequenciesafterselectioninGeneration5ineachofyourfourtrials?(Besuretospecifywhichenvironment
andstartingfrequenciesgowithwhichalleleandgenotypefrequencies.)

Dicussion:

Explainhowselectionisactingoneachgenotype/phenotypeineachofyourtwoenvironments.Doesthismatchyourpredictions?
Whateffectdiddifferentstartingfrequencieshaveonyourfinalalleleandgenotypefrequencies?Doyouhavedifferentresultsforyourtwosets
ofsimulations?Whyorwhynot?Explainfully.
Didanyallelesdisappearfromyourpopulation?Ifso,why?Ifnot,whynot?Howdoesthisrelatetothemostfitphenotype?

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2/10/2017 Module 7: Ants and Selection

Criteria Ratings Pts


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IntroQ1:Genesandalleles 1.0pts 0.0pts 1.0pts

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IntroQ1:GenotypesandPhenotypes 1.0pts 0.0pts 1.0pts

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IntroQ2:InitialfrequencyAvs.a 1.0pts 0.0pts 1.0pts

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IntroQ2:IntialfrequencyAandavs.Aa 1.0pts 0.0pts 1.0pts

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Predictions(2environments) 2.0pts 0.0pts 2.0pts

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ResultsfromGeneration5(4simulations) 2.0pts 0.0pts 2.0pts

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DiscussionQ1:Howselectionisacting? 3.0pts 0.0pts 3.0pts

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DiscussionQ2:Effectsofstartingfrequency 3.0pts 0.0pts 3.0pts

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DiscussionQ3:Lostalleles? 3.0pts 0.0pts 3.0pts

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Writing:cohesiveness,grammar,spelling,etc. 3.0pts 0.0pts 3.0pts

TotalPoints:20.0

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