Ecological Genetics

Biol 5240

Quick Quiz Questions


Reed and Frankham 2001.  How closely are molecular and quantitative genetic measures of genetic variation? A meta-analysis. Evolution 55:1095-1103.


  1. Why is it important to be able to measure genetic variation in organisms?



  1. What is a key difference between molecular and quantitative traits?  Explain why they are different.



  1. How do these differences affect whether or not there is a correlation between molecular variation and quantitative variation (at least six reasons)?



  1. What are the major findings of this paper?



  1. In the first paragraph of the discussion, why do the authors suggest that their results are “disturbing?”