Hardy-Weinberg Law Definition

A fundamental principle in population genetics stating that the genotype frequencies and gene frequencies of a large, randomly mating population remain constant provided immigration, mutation, and selection do not take place.
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Origin of Hardy-Weinberg Law

  • After Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877–1947), British mathematician, and Wilhelm Weinberg (1862–1937), German physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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