Revista de genética e investigación del ADN.

Genetic Drift: Dancing through the Subtle Currents of Evolution


Nigel Raine*

This article delves into the captivating phenomenon of genetic drift and its profound influence on the destiny of genes within populations. Genetic drift, characterized by random fluctuations in gene frequencies, plays a crucial role in the evolutionary process. Through mechanisms such as the founder effect and bottleneck effect, genetic drift shapes genetic diversity and influences the emergence of new species. The article explores the dance of genetic drift within the subtle currents of evolution, highlighting its significance, mechanisms, and impact on genetic variation and adaptation. From its role in human evolution to its contributions to the broader understanding of life's intricate interconnectedness, genetic drift unveils the delicate interplay between chance and selection in the complex tapestry of evolution.

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