Title

Exploring the Hardy-Weinberg Model

Presenter Information

Emily HoardFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

Biochemistry/Mathematics

Minor

Biology

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Dr. Maeve McCarthy

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The Hardy-Weinberg model for finding the equilibrium for allele frequencies in a population has been in circulation in the scientific community since its concurrent discovery by G. H. Hardy and Wilhelm Weinberg in the early 1900s. This model debunked current beliefs about allele frequencies and helped to redefine the course of the study of population genetics using only simple mathematics to relate the frequencies of different alleles. We explore the many applications of this model and its modifications to population genetics research, including how the model is both applied and analyzed. Finally, we will consider some of the intrinsic limitations and biological assumptions of the model, and how these affect the model’s application to analysis of actual populations.

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Exploring the Hardy-Weinberg Model

The Hardy-Weinberg model for finding the equilibrium for allele frequencies in a population has been in circulation in the scientific community since its concurrent discovery by G. H. Hardy and Wilhelm Weinberg in the early 1900s. This model debunked current beliefs about allele frequencies and helped to redefine the course of the study of population genetics using only simple mathematics to relate the frequencies of different alleles. We explore the many applications of this model and its modifications to population genetics research, including how the model is both applied and analyzed. Finally, we will consider some of the intrinsic limitations and biological assumptions of the model, and how these affect the model’s application to analysis of actual populations.