Why is the Hardy-Weinberg equation important?

2 Answers
Jun 15, 2016

Hardy Weinberg law gives the idea when there is no evolution or we can say that population remains in equilibrium.

P + Q = 1
#P^2# + 2PQ + #Q^2# =1
the equation also describes about the allelic frequecies.

Jun 15, 2016

The equation is a model used to determine the allele and genotype amounts in a population.


The theory states that if a population meet certain criteria, evolution will not occur. These includes:

  • No mutation
  • No migration
  • Large Population
  • Random mating
  • No natural selection