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A virus killed most of the seals in the North Sea

A virus killed most of the seals in the North Sea (e.g., dropped the population from 8000 to 800). In an effort to help preserve the species, scientists caught 20 seals and used them to start a new population in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Which of the following factors would most likely have the least impact in this new population?


(A) Founder effect


(B) Random mating


(C) Genetic drift


(D) Bottleneck effect

Mar 16 2018 View more View Less

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