Loyola University Chicago

General Biology Lab II

11 - Population Genetics of Sickle Cell Trait

There are no images for this exercise. You should read your lab manual and handout to reacquaint yourself with the Hardy-Weinberg equation and its uses. Be able to list and describe the five assumptions for a population to be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium for a given trait. Review the effects of selection and genetic drift on allelic frequencies within a population as demonstrated in the simulation.