Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 17 - Self-Quiz - Page 290: 6


b. Gene flow

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Gene flow results from alleles moving between two or more populations of a species. These populations interbreed, and this tends to keep those populations similar in terms of allele frequency. Genetic drift, mutations, and natural selection oppose the effects of gene flow and cause populations to become more divergent.
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