LabBench Activity

Design of the Experiment

The experiment in this laboratory is a test of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in a "mating population," represented by you and your classmates. Your instructor will assign each class member a genotype (AA, Aa, or aa). The initial allelic frequency of the population will be 0.5 A and 0.5 a. Your population will simulate several different conditions that might alter allelic frequency, and you will determine the allelic frequencies over several generations.