Select an organism which includes a population with two different traits.
- Red and green beetles
- Humans with red hair and brown hair
- Birds with short beaks and long beaks and so on
Q1. Find out the percentage of each trait in your ‘population’.
Q2. Now modify that percentage (you decide how severely). Illustrate your new percentages?
Q3. Pick one of the given for the shift in trait percentages for your ‘population’.
a) Random genetic drift
b) Gene flow
c) Non-random mating
Q4. Define the effect you picked and describe how this was able to influence your ‘population’ (describe what happened in your fictional population).