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Monday, September 15, 2008

Random Genetic Drift Simulator

Here's a nice Java applet from Kent Holsinger at the University of Connecticut [Genetic Drift]. Thanks to Pascal for the link.


  1. Heh. I make all my Grade 12 bio students use that simulator in an assignment. They have to figure out which of the parameters has the most impact on drift.

  2. Deb, I glad you teach the curriculum. By the time students finish first year biology at the University of Toronto they've forgotten all about random genetic drift.

    I asked my class of 50 students to identify the main mechanisms of evolution and only four of them mentioned drift. It looks like our Professors (you know who they are!) are unteaching evolution.