Fell Pony Genetic Diversity 2

Since reading Mared Hopkins’ poster on Fell Pony Genetic Diversity last month, I’ve been studying population genetics in an effort to better understand some of the finer points.  I’m afraid I’ve only been marginally successful.  My cousin, who has an advanced degree in biological sciences, laughed at me last night when I asked her if she could explain Expected Heterozygosity to me.  My husband told her that he’d looked at my computer screen as we were driving to her house, and there were formulas all over it; he’d expected to see pony pictures!

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