PopGenLab

Students track changes in the genotype and allele frequencies in populations of moths to study population genetic principles such as Hardy-Weinberg ratios, genetic drift, natural selection, migration, assortative mating, and population bottlenecks. Experiments can be conducted by manipulating parameters such as the initial genotype frequencies, the carrying capacity of each population, the rates of predation on the moth phenotypes, the migration rates among populations, mating preferences among phenotypes, and the frequency of population "crashes."

Discipline: physiology
Topic: cardiac physiology and homeostasis
Product: Biology Labs On-Line
Vendor: Pearson Higher Education
Cost: $7.00 per year, site licensing available (ordering information)
Technical requirements: Java
Accessibility info: Pearson Accessibility Statement
Link to Lab: screen image tour
Reviews: none
MERLOT Resources: personal collections
Instructional materials: instructor and lab manuals available online from vendor
Description: Series of interactive, inquiry-based simulations and exercises designed for college level biology students.
Case studies: none available
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