Applications of the Hardy-Weinberg Law

  • Donald P. Doolittle
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 16)


Can any real population satisfy the stringent conditions outlined in Lecture 2, under which our theoretical population reached Hardy- Weinberg equilibrium? Probably not; but many real populations have been shown to produce genotypes, with respect to some traits at least, in a ratio not significantly different from p2: 2pq: q2.


Real Population Allele Frequency Estimate Partial Dominance Complete Dominance Genotypic Proportion 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Doolittle
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  1. 1.Department of Animal SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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