Module 5

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The Hardy-Weinberg law (equation) is a mathematical model in which allele frequencies in populations remain constant from generation to generation. Given all the conditions that must be met for the Hardy-Weinberg equation to be valid, why is this equation useful for studying population genetics?

Answer:
It is useful because if a population breaks from Hardy-Weinberg, you know that one of the conditions are not being met. This is a convenient way to mathematically decide if natural selection is occurring.

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