Assume an infinitely large population with two alleles, no natural selection and random mating. The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium is what you end up with.
Basics of Genetics: Genetic Information
Articles about basic genetic concepts belong in this topic.
This timeline of DNA history presents key discoveries in genetics including Gregory Mendel’s work on peas, James Watson and Francis Crick’s model of DNA, genetic engineering, and the human genome project.
Within an eukaryotic cell, there are organelles that carry their own DNA, such as mitochondria. This DNA can be used for all kinds of research, with the example of the link between mitochondrial DNA and human evolution, which is discussed here.
Alleles are not just dominant or recessive, there are more interactions possible. We’ll discuss codominance in genetics and provides some examples of human codominance. Furthermore, the importance of the phenotype level is explained.
Have you wondered about cracking the genetic code? If so, read on to learn more about it and genetic’s history.
Are you seeking information on basic genetic concepts? If so, read on to learn more about allele frequency, calculation and its effects on mutation.
Are you looking for more information on alternative splicing modes? If so, read on to learn more about this basic genetics concept.
In this article, the relevance of nature(genes) and nurture (environmental factors) in making of top-ranking athletes is discussed. The important points of nature v nurture in athletics are presented with focus on how both complement each other in attaining superior performances.
The preliminary study of the Mendelian genetics of Sedum plants is one of the less popular experiments of Mendel. His discoveries laid the foundation for his more popular pea experiments. Because of the observations from the hybridization of Sedum, he developed a better understanding of genetics.
Splicing is the process through which introns from the RNA transcript are removed and exons are joined together. However, there are four different kinds of introns and their splicing mechanisms differ significantly. The following article discusses on splicing mechanisms.
Discover telomere length and canis familiaris facts. Telemore legnth is closely associated with the age of the individuals. The enzyme complex dogTERT in Canis familiaris shows great resemblance with human TERT protein.
Gametes differ from all the other cells of the body in two important ways. Learn what they are here.
Is juvenile delinquency a consequence of certain genes one possesses or the way one is brought up? Or both? This article discusses juvenile delinquency and nature versus nurture approaches.
A lot of deviations from Mendel’s laws have been discovered. In this article, one of those, incomplete dominance, will be explained. The concept will be illustrated with the feather color and genetics of black and blue chickens as an example.
Are you a product of your genes or your environment? What determines your intellect? Find out more about this issue to make your own decision.
Telomeres are specialized structures at the end of eukaryotic chromosomes. Shortening of telomere length occurs with organismal aging. Read the following article and learn more about the structural and functional aspect of telomeres, as well as telomeres and aging.