Problem: Which of the following is an assumption of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?A. Every individual in the population always mates with an individual with a different genotype.B. Every individual in the population has an equal probability of surviving and reproducing.C. Genotypes sometimes mutate into other genotypes.D. The total number of individuals (population size) changes from generation to generation.E. There is separation of soma and germline.

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The following are the conditions to be satisfied for a Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium:

1. The genes in the population do not undergo any mutation.

2. The individuals do random mating.

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Which of the following is an assumption of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?

A. Every individual in the population always mates with an individual with a different genotype.

B. Every individual in the population has an equal probability of surviving and reproducing.

C. Genotypes sometimes mutate into other genotypes.

D. The total number of individuals (population size) changes from generation to generation.

E. There is separation of soma and germline.