BIO 181 Lecture 2.8

Lecture 2.8: Hardy-Weinberg


Can we predict evolution? The answer is, maybe surprisingly, yes. Increasing numbers of researchers–including me–are working to predict the course of evolution in tumors under treatment. But can you tell if something is evolving? The answer also is yes, and the same reasoning can be used both to predict evolution and detect it. This lecture introduces that thought process.


  1. Read Sections 23.1, and 23.4 of the textbook.
  2. Download Lecture 2.8 Slides.
  3. Do one of the following:
    1. In-person section: Attend Lecture 2.8.
    2. Online section: Watch the following videos:
      1. Video 2.8.1, Alu Insertion.
      2. Video 2.8.2, Hardy-Weinberg Motivation.
      3. Video 2.8.3, Application of Hardy-Weinberg.
  4. Complete the questions on Study Guide 2.8.


After completing the activities, log into Canvas, launch BIO 181 and complete Lecture 2.8 Quiz.

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