Friday, August 31, 2012


Populations are aggregations of a single species whose members often display considerable genetic variety. The individuals in any population determine that population's genetic structure. In ecological terms, a population is defined as a society consisting of members of the same species, spread over a specific area.
The realization that hereditary features affected populations more than individuals-and that individuals within that population were nothing more than gene-carrying vehicles-brought population genetics to the fore.

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