What is the definition of evolution after the modern synthesis?
Evolution is the change in allele frequencies in populations over time
What are the assumptions that must be present in order for Hardy Weinberg to hold true?
no evolution, random mating, indefinite population size, no migration, no mutation, no selection
What is panmixia?
a state of random mating. A population is not panmictic when mate-choice in non-random
What is an example of assortative mating?
like attracts like, people are examples, humans pick their mates based on intelligence, language, race, religion
What is negative assortative mating?
"women like guys who smell funny"; t-shirt sniffing experiment done by Thornhill testing MHC complex
What is "F" an estimate of?
F is an estimate of non random mating, this is an estimate departure from Hardy Weinberg. F = (He - Ho) / He
What is lekking behavior?
birds exhibit lekking behavior when the mating is non random. the females tend to be drab and the males tend to be very ornate