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Evolution Core Concepts -- Processes Underlying Change -- Genetic Drift

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View Resource Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity

During a single lab period, students simulate colonization and drift in artificial communities to understand how these processes affect distributions of biodiversity in small versus large communities with varying degrees of isolation. Plastic bins represent islands, and are situated to represent different degrees of isolation. Ziploc bags of candy represent individuals in the communities and...

 

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