What is gene pool?  a- all of the genes and genotypes present in genus b-all of the genes and genotypes present in a population c-all of the possible alleles for one characteristic d- the amino...

What is gene pool?

 

a- all of the genes and genotypes present in genus

b-all of the genes and genotypes present in a population

c-all of the possible alleles for one characteristic

d- the amino acids available for protein synthesis

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A gene pool refers to what genetic material is present in a population. Gene pools are discussed both in reference to the total population of a given species in the world, and more limited subsets of populations. In discussion of wildlife conservation, for example, the issue of gene pools is often related to questions of sustainable breeding population. An adequate gene pool to sustain captive breeding refers to the gene pool with which one can breed captive animals – animals in the wild aren’t part of this pool. Another issue is when habitats are broken up – so, for example, the small group of bighorn sheep in Canyonlands National Park in Utah cannot breed with the geographically remote group in Wyoming without human intervention, and thus each population separately needs to be large enough to sustain breeding. Technically, a gene pool is the complete set of unique alleles in a species or population; thus:

b-all of the genes and genotypes present in a population

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