In simplest terms, evolution can be defined as a change in allele frequency over time. A fact of nature is that allele frequencies for any given gene are always in a state of flux and for that reason evolution is a fact of nature. At the same time we have theories that help us explain why allele frequencies change in the first place. We call these evolutionary theories and for this section we explored two of these theories…natural selection and genetic drift.
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