Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Review Questions - Synthesize: 1

Answer

Since metapopulations have continual flow of alleles from one to another, they are much less likely to diverge than isolated populations in which things like genetic drift can more easily occur.

Work Step by Step

See the earlier material in the text on Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and what leads to evolutionary change in alleleic frequency.
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