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Evolutionary mechanisms part 7: Gene flow

So far in this series, we have talked about natural selection, sexual selection, genetic drift, and mutations, but that still leaves us with one final and very important evolutionary mechanism: gene flow. This simply refers to the movement of genetic … Continue reading


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Evolutionary mechanisms part 2: Simulating evolution

Note: if you tried to use this simulation before 10-Jan-16 there was an issue with it which has now been fixed. This is not really a blog post as much as a resource. Throughout this series, I am going to … Continue reading

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Evolutionary mechanisms part 1: What is evolution?

I am utterly enamored with evolution. To me, it is not only the central concept of biology, but it is the single most interesting topic in all of science. Nothing fascinates me as much as evolution. Unfortunately, when I tell … Continue reading

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