the alteration of the frequencies of alleles of particular genes in a population, resulting from interbreeding with organisms from another population having different frequencies.
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How to use gene flow in a sentence
By creating gene flow among zoo-based ocelots and wild ocelots in different regions, we can increase the genetic diversity of both populations.I Tried to Impregnate an Ocelot With Frozen Sperm From a Dead Cat | Ashley Reeves, The Conversation | November 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Such gene flow enabled ancient forms across Africa, Asia and Europe to stay a unified species that gradually evolved into modern humans, with some regional variation maintained.Fossils and ancient DNA paint a vibrant picture of human origins | Erin Wayman | September 15, 2021 | Science News
In small populations with restricted growth and little gene flow from the outside, even less helpful genetic features can become more commonplace through sheer chance.DNA of Giant ‘Corpse Flower’ Parasite Surprises Biologists | Christie Wilcox | April 21, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
A leopard in South Africa’s Kruger National ParkThat’s important for population distribution and gene flow, say experts.
The Colorado and Brazos rivers seemingly serve as barriers reducing gene flow between taylori and subater.Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys | Robert L. Packard
Also, these bats are strong fliers; even between fairly distant colonies there may be considerable gene flow.
Regardless of cause, the gaps in distribution of H. gracilis tend to limit gene flow.Geographic Variation in the North American Cyprinid Fish, Hybopsis gracilis | Leonard J. Olund
British Dictionary definitions for gene flow
the movement and exchange of genes between interbreeding populations
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