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mutations to a gene pool can cause a diversity in a species or population.

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Q: What do mutations do to a gene pool?
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How can new mutations be added to a gene pool?

Mutations are added to a gene pool when a mutation (completely random) occurs in a person. They will pass this gene on to their offspring (and so on, and so forth).


How do mutations change allele frequencies?

Mutations introduce new alleles into the gene pool.


Does gene flow spread advantageous mutations?

Yes but it could also spread deleterious mutations. It depends on the size of the gene pool.


What is a factor that can introduce new alleles into a gene pool?

mutations


How molecular mechanisms can introduce variatian into the gene pool of plant or animal population?

Mutations in the DNA code can introduce variation into the gene pool of a population.


What can lead to development of new mutations in the gene pool?

do it own your own ;p


How frequently do new mutations in a gene pool are generated?

it changes with every addition


Five factors that can affect frequency of an allele in a gene pool?

population size, mate selection, gene flow, mutations, natural selection


Explain what is meant by gene shuffling give two examples of when this happens?

Gene shuffling means the genetic recombination and mutations of a gene pool of a species where genetic recombination is the mixture of parent alleles that are passed on and the mutations are the random changes in an organisms DNA that are passed on.


What is the gene pool?

*A* gene pool is the collection of all alleles present within a population or species. Alleles are variants for genes. A gene occupies a certain location (or certain locations) on the genome of a species. For many genes in the genome, there are multiple variants upon the basic theme of the gene. The gene pool is an abstract collection, comprised of the totality of all the existing variants for every gene in the genome of a population or species. Each allele in the gene pool has a frequency: the number of individuals out of the entire species or population that carry a copy of that allele. The frequency of an allele within the gene pool is an important measure of evolution. Favorable mutations (variant alleles) will increase their frequency in the gene pool, while detrimental mutations will decrease their frequency.


How are gene mutations and chromosome mutations similar?

A gene is a section of a chromosome. So if a gene has a mutation, so does a chromosome.


What are three types of gene mutations?

Three types of gene mutations are substitution, insertion, and deletion. Another gene mutation would be frame shift. All these mutations can cause deformities of the gene.


What does darwinian fitness measure?

Darwinian fitness measures the reproductive success of a species. This measures how much of a contribution a specific individual contributes to their species' gene pool, and whether certain gene mutations within an individual will or will not have an overall effect on the gene pool of a species as a whole.


What are the major gene pool centers?

Major gene pool centers Major gene pool centers Major gene pool centers


Mutations are not able to cause things to evolve because?

Whoa. Mutations usually cause things to evolve, depending on the gene which is mutated. Mutations are changes in the genetic material of an organism resulting in changes in the gene pool (if the mutated traits are passed on). If the mutated gene is a desirable/advantageous one, then the chances that it willbe passed on to future generations is increased. In this process, which occurs over a period of time, old genes may be lost in the gene pool, resulting in evolution. I don't see how it doesn't cause evolution.


Do living things evolve because of mutations of their DNA?

Mutations usually cause things to evolve, depending on the gene which is mutated. Mutations are changes in the genetic material of an organism resulting in changes in the gene pool (if the mutated traits are passed on). If the mutated gene is a desirable/advantageous one, then the chances that it willbe passed on to future generations is increased. In this process, which occurs over a period of time, old genes may be lost in the gene pool, resulting in evolution.I don't see how it doesn't cause evolution.


What is the cause of improper functions of a gene?

gene mutations


How do new traits arise to create genetic variability?

Random mutations of DNA happen and these get inserted into the gene pool as the species breed.


What are the five factors that can influence the stability of a gene pool?

Population Size, Mate Selection, Gene flow between Populations, Mutations and Natural Selection Hope that helps


How does gene flow affect the fitness of a population?

Gene flow within a population distributes mutations among the individuals. Immigration and emigration transport alleles into and out of a population's gene pool, thus affecting the result of natural selection.


What mutations produce change in a single gene?

You have this situation backwards. A change in a gene can create a mutation. Mutations do not produce changes in genes. Genes are the cause, mutations are the effect.


What is driver mutation?

The mutations that confer a selective growth advantage to the tumor cell are called “driver” mutations. It has been estimated. A driver gene is one that contains driver gene mutations. But driver genes may also contain passenger gene mutations A typical tumor contains two to eight of these "driver gene" mutations; the remaining mutations are passengers that confer no selective growth advantage.


Do gene mutations ever have a positive effect?

Gene mutations may have positive or negative effects. Without "positive" gene mutations, a species would not be able to improve itself over time, in order to make it more it more adaptable to its environment. "Negative" gene mutations, by their very nature and definition, tend not to be able to survive in their environment.


What is the movement of genes into and out of a a gene pool called?

A gene getting on the pool. A gene getting off the pool.


What types of gene mutations may be the least damaging for a cell?

Certain gene mutations do not lead to any apparent damage. These mutations are generally the ones in which the resulting amino acid is not changed.